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Running Head: Mayans Unexplained Disappearance1The Mayans and Their Unexplained Disappearance Robert RenshawProfessor Mark Tolf Humanities 111January 30, 2016
Mayans and their unexplained disappearance2What happened to the Mayans? It’s a mystery that no one can explain because there is no evidence to support anyone’s theories. The Mayans went from having bustling cities to ruins in about a hundred years. The Mayan civilization reached its peak around 600-800 A.D. They had a number of powerful cities-states spreading from southern Mexico to northern Honduras. There are some theories that range from a natural disaster such as an earthquake, volcanic eruption or even a sudden epidemic disease that could have wiped out the Mayan cities but now one knows and that’s why it such a mystery. I will explore two theories about the demises of the Mayan civilization and come up with one that I believe makes more since. Theory 1 The first theory comes from an article written by Joseph Stromberg where he writes that the Mayan civilization ended because of deforestation.

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