The Maya abandoned the Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula around A.D. 900. Scholars attribute the mysterious "collapse" to warfare, drought, overpopulation and environmental degradation of the poor soil. Spanish conquistadors met Maya descendants still living on the Yucatán in the 1500s. Today there are 6 million Maya still live in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize.
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The Maya abandoned the Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula around A.D. 900. Scholars attribute the mysterious "collapse" to warfare, drought, overpopulation and environmental degradation of the poor soil. Spanish conquistadors met Maya descendants still living on the Yucatán in the 1500s. Today there are 6 million Maya still live in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize.

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