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  • Maya
  • The Maya civilization developed in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico , all of Guatemala and Belize , and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador . (wikipedia.org)
  • This period saw the Maya civilization develop a large number of city-states linked by a complex trade network . (wikipedia.org)
  • The Maya civilization developed highly sophisticated artforms, and the Maya created art using both perishable and non-perishable materials, including wood, jade , obsidian , ceramics , sculpted stone monuments, stucco, and finely painted murals. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, the Maya excelled in the intellectual pursuits of hieroglyphic writing , calendar making , and mathematics, while the Teotihuacán civilization placed its emphasis on political and commercial power. (britannica.com)
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a clue to the possible impact of climate change on modern society, a study suggests a look back at the end of classic Maya civilization, which disintegrated into famine, war and collapse as a long-term wet weather pattern shifted to drought. (reuters.com)
  • Unlike the current global warming trend, which is spurred by human activities including the emission of atmosphere-heating greenhouse gases, the change in the Central American climate during the collapse of the Maya civilization was due to a massive, undulating, natural weather pattern. (reuters.com)
  • This weather pattern alternately brought extreme moisture, which fostered the growth of the Maya civilization, and periods of dry weather and drought on a centuries-long scale, said the study's lead author, Douglas Kennett, an anthropologist at Penn State University. (reuters.com)
  • The wet periods meant expanded agriculture and growing population as Maya centers of civilization grew, Kennett said in a telephone interview. (reuters.com)
  • If there are changes in climate that undermine agricultural systems in some areas, it could create widespread famine, social instability and warfare that then draw in other populations, he said - just as it may have happened in Maya civilization. (reuters.com)
  • Egypt
  • Along with the Mesopotamian and eastern Mediterranean societies that met their demise, Old Kingdom Egypt, a civilization that built the Great Pyramids , collapsed. (livescience.com)
  • people
  • Given the overwhelming harm being done to the world's environment and to its people, it is essential today to consider how we might organize a truly ecological civilization-one that exists in harmony with natural systems-instead of trying to overwhelm and dominate nature. (monthlyreview.org)
  • Today the word Inca still refers to the emperor, but can also refer to the people or the civilization, and is used as an adjective when referring to the beliefs of the people or the artifacts they left behind. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The Inca Civilization was wealthy and well-organized, with generally humane treatment of its people, including the vanquished. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Teotihuacán , in the Valley of Mexico, was an urban centre of some 150,000 people, and the influence of its civilization eventually radiated over much of Mesoamerica. (britannica.com)
  • power
  • We know damn well this is true, so we conceal it under pretty abstractions like "free market," and pretend that the wars required to maintain the power of the powerful are moral failures, anomalies within civilization instead of something as intrinsic as long ears on a rabbit. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • early
  • Milham takes readers through his early years and education, following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most of the twentieth century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide, are caused by electromagnetic field exposure. (sammilham.com)
  • however, these early Andean civilizations continued for almost a millennium before they participated in a shared stylistic "unification. (britannica.com)
  • left
  • The expansive and expanding heaps of technomass -- of asphalt and glass and plastic and paint and shiny right-angles -- are scraped out of hillsides and coastlines, with the corpses of biomes and simpler cultures left behind as the mizzens of this wretched thing called civilization . (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Lost
  • Hancock cited maps from antiquity, which depicted how the planet looked during the ice age, as a key piece of evidence for this lost civilization. (coasttocoastam.com)
  • Save
  • In his scorching new book, A Farewell to Ice , he presents a slew of radical-and sometimes theoretical-ways to save civilization. (wired.com)
  • modules
  • In subsequent years, you build on what you have learnt through a choice of modules, which allow you to engage in your own way with the civilisation of the Ancient Mediterranean. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • possibly
  • He stressed that this civilization 'may not have conquered interstellar space' and was possibly just a small group sharing the Earth with less advanced stone age humans. (coasttocoastam.com)
  • build
  • The entire civilisation might have a vague strategy (build, expand, accumulate knowledge, etc), and each city will have its own strategy, usually with some mandatory elements such as providing enough food and resources, with spare resources being allocated according to the global strategy. (gamedev.net)