The emerging understanding of similarities and differences in the two cases of collapse provides an important basis for evaluating the vulnerability and resilience of Maya political systems.
The lowland Maya site of Ceibal, Guatemala, had a long history of occupation, spanning from the Middle Preclassic Period through the Terminal Classic (1000 BC to AD 950).
Precise dating through radiocarbon determinations and ceramic studies is particularly important for the study of the Preclassic collapse, which lacks calendrical dates recorded in texts.
The high-precision chronology of Ceibal revealed waves of decline over the course of the Preclassic and Classic collapses in a temporal resolution that was not possible before.
"I said, 'I don't think I want to work anymore.' And it was François who said, 'Oh, no, you're going back to work,'" she surprisingly shares. "I have a system in my life that I've chosen, where my expenses from before the marriage are my expenses," she says. That's why I want to marry you.' Maybe that's also part of what works great in my marriage. You're going to get a great husband that's going to adore you,'" she stresses."I would have saved myself a lot of personal drama." Salma and Francois have one daughter together -- Valentina, who was born in 2007 -- and she admits that she once considered being a stay-at-home mom.Through this chronology, we traced the trajectories of the Preclassic collapse around AD 150–300 and the Classic collapse around AD 800–950, revealing similar patterns in the two cases.
Social instability started with the intensification of warfare around 75 BC and AD 735, respectively, followed by the fall of multiple centers across the Maya lowlands around AD 150 and 810."I was so worried, and I dated some people I shouldn't have dated.