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Paleo Slide Set: Climate and the Classic Maya Civilization
Symptoms of the Classic Collapse.
Symptoms of the collapse included: rapid depopulation of the countryside and ceremonial centers in 50 to 100 years, abandonment of administrative and residential structures and cessation of: building construction, carving of sculptured monuments, manufacture of pottery, stonework, jade carvings, Classic calendrical (long count) and writing systems.

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