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Dust levels in the Quelccaya ice core peaked slightly earlier, at around AD 900. While there had been several earlier dry periods, the ANCIENT CULTURES AND CLIMATE CHANGE impacts of the AD 1,100 drought were probably greater, since the population had become dependent on raised-field agriculture that required an abundant supply of water. On the other hand, major ENSO-related flood events at AD 690 and AD 1,300 on the Rio Moquegua, southwest of Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, did not lead to valley abandonment (Magilligan and Goldstein, 2001).

Photosynthetic fractionation of 13C and concentrations of dissolved CO2 in the central equatorial Pacific during the last 255,000 years. Paleoceanography, 6, 781–798. , 2001. Controls on the molecular distribution and carbon isotopic composition of alkenones in certain haptophyte algae. Geochem. Geophys. , 2 doi: 2000GC000057. , 1984. Long chain (n-C37-C39) alkenones in the Prymnesiophycea: Distribution of alkenones and other lipids and their taxonomic significance. Br. Phycol. , 19, 203–216. , 0 1998.

New York, NY: Basic Books, 284pp. , 2004. The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization. New York, NY: Basic Book, 284pp. , 2006. Paleo-evolution of the Black Sea watershed: Sea level and water transport through the Bosporus Straits as an indicator of the Lateglacial-Holocene transition. , 26, 631–644. , 2000. The Great Maya Droughts: Water, Life, and Death. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 464pp. , 2003. Climate and the collapse of Maya civilization. Science, 299, 1731–1735. , 1995.

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