The scientists extracted minerals from the Blue Hole of Belize (1000 feet wide and 400 feet deep) and from the nearby lagoons. They took the minerals to the laboratory for extensive studies and analyzed the ratio of titanium to aluminum in order to establish an approximate time period when there was less rain and there was a terrible drought.
After analyzing the minerals, the researchers concluded that because of a climate glitch, powerful monsoons may have skipped the Yucatan Peninsula during these periods of drought, which led to a natural catastrophe in all the surrounding areas. Researchers believe this moment in time coincided with the demise of the Mayan civilization.
The scientists believe that eventually it started to rain again but by that time the Mayan people had started moving north to a friendlier climate. But they eventually disappeared completely during another drought season.
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