More support for Saharasia.
What destroyed the Maya? We have a new clue, in the form of an ancient stalagmite.
Drought-famine and starvation drives social violence and collapse of social structures. In this case, collapse of a very nasty "civilization" of pyramid-builders, thick with heart choppers, self-mutilators, and violent war-lords, all before Columbus showed up. I discuss this in my book, Saharasia. http://www.orgonelab.org/cart/xdemeo.htm
And truth be told, this new finding is nothing so new, actually, as it was the geographer Elsworth Huntington who firstly identified these major climate shifts in Mesoamerica, in the mid-20th Century. Citations given in my work.
This also helps understand the emphasis of the heart-choppers on rain-making "magic". Didn’t work, no matter how many hearts were chopped out, Nature scorned them and the good rains didn’t return.
Hundreds of smaller cultures across Mesoamerica were decimated, and didn’t take kindly to being constantly raided, kidnapped and hauled back to the tops of pyramids to be butchered, some skinned alive also, all commanded by those wunderful Mesoamericans. Mel Gibson’s movie Apocalypto gave a fairly accurate portrayal of the great cultural differences, between the violent heavily armored heart-choppers and their more peaceful relaxed victims, but the PC brigades in the academy went nuts over it, claimed the ancient pyramid-builders were "peaceful" (not so, they were severely emotional plague), just as the same academy today says about Muslim culture. The peace of the grave, in both cases.
For clarification on how the Mesoamericans came to be so heavily armored and violent prior to the arrival of Columbus and the Europeans, it is covered in my book.
A tip of the hat to Donald Bill for alerting me to this item.
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
– George Orwell