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New information on origins of Maya civilization unearthed

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 14:17

Finding from new excavations at Ceibal, an ancient Mayan site in Guatemala, has challenged the two prevailing theories on how early Maya civilization began, suggesting its origins are more complex than previously thought.

Climate change, deforestation behind collapse of ancient Maya

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 16:52

The ancient Maya in this hilly and riverless region confronted long-term climatic aridification.

Modest drought may have ended classic Maya civilization

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012, 13:00

The disintegration of the Maya Civilization may have been related to relatively modest reductions in rainfall.