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Maya upheaval linked to eruption

Scientists think they can now tie the disruption that hit Maya civilisation in the 6th Century to an eruption of the El Chichon volcano.

A Dutch team has investigated ash fall deposits, finding the age of the materials to be a good match for the so-called Maya "hiatus".

Kees Nooren from Utrecht University spoke with our correspondent Jonathan Amos.

  • 19 Apr 2016