MAYA, an American Indian Civilization of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala, had a culture rich in pottery, architecture and astronomy. This civilization lasted from 300 to 900 AD.
The sudden disappearance of this civilization became a major concern for scientists. They were in search for the reason that why this civilization got wiped out from the face of the earth. The only thing that kept them alive up till now is their discrete architecture and pottery.
Sediments from great “Blue hole”, an underwater cave at Belize, have indicated that that century long droughts lead to Mayas destruction. These long droughts were occurred during the same time when the Mayas vanished.
Researcher from Rice University, Andre Droxler, examined the sediments from the “blue hole” in which he analyzed the percentage of aluminum and titanium. Researchers found that considerable amount of titanium that is actually a part of volcanic rocks ran out during the dry period.
Since the lesser amount of titanium proved that droughts must have occurred during the period when Mayas were wiped out, researcher wrote “The team found that during the period between A.D. 800 and A.D. 1000, when the Mayan civilization collapsed, there were just one or two tropical cyclones every two decades, as opposed to the usual five or six.”