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Yok Balum Cave, Belize

Caption: An international team of archaeologists and earth science researchers has compiled a precisely dated, high-resolution climate record of 2,000 years that shows how Maya political systems developed and disintegrated in response to climate change.

Credit: Douglas Kennett, Penn State

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