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...researchers at Rice University say that in the underwater caves and surrounding lagoons of the Blue Hole in Belize lies evidence that the Maya civilization fell on account of not one, but two prolonged periods of drought lasting over 100 years.
Though the drought alone may not have caused the entire civilization to have disappeared, the researchers believe that the major droughts exacerbated underlying issues causing the end of the Mayans altogether.
"When you have major droughts" Droxler says, "you start to get famines and unrest."