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How ancient Mayan cities dealt with drought ?  RSS feed

 
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Full Article: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/how-ancient-mayan-cities-dealt-with-drought/4050?tag=nl.e660

http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-ancient-mayan-cities-dealt-with.html

Take away statement for us...

"The ancient Maya, however, developed a clever rainwater catchment and delivery system based on elevated, seasonally charged reservoirs positioned in immediate proximity to the grand pavements and pyramidal architecture of their urban cores. Allocation and potability were developmental concerns from the outset of colonization. Perhaps the past can fundamentally inform the present, if we, too, can be clever."

They (Maya) probably watched nature to learn / the beaver family !!!
 
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The Mayans were wizards at architecture.


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