Bianchette, Thomas A McCloskey, Terrence A and Liu, Kam-biu 2017. A 7000-year history of coastal environmental changes from Mexico’s Pacific coast: A multi-proxy record from Laguna Mitla, Guerrero. The Holocene, p. 095968361668737.
Lachniet, Matthew S. Asmerom, Yemane Polyak, Victor and Bernal, Juan Pablo 2017. Two millennia of Mesoamerican monsoon variability driven by Pacific and Atlantic synergistic forcing. Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 155, p. 100.
Mays, Jennifer L. Brenner, Mark Curtis, Jason H. Curtis, Kathryn V. Hodell, David A. Correa-Metrio, Alex Escobar, Jaime Dutton, Andrea L. Zimmerman, Andrew R. and Guilderson, Thomas P. 2017. Stable carbon isotopes (δ13C) of total organic carbon and long-chain n-alkanes as proxies for climate and environmental change in a sediment core from Lake Petén-Itzá, Guatemala. Journal of Paleolimnology,
Wu, Jiaying Porinchu, David F and Horn, Sally P 2017. A chironomid-based reconstruction of late-Holocene climate and environmental change for southern Pacific Costa Rica. The Holocene, Vol. 27, Issue. 1, p. 73.
Apolinarska, Karina Pełechaty, Mariusz and Pronin, Eugeniusz 2016. Discrepancies between the stable isotope compositions of water, macrophyte carbonates and organics, and mollusc shells in the littoral zone of a charophyte-dominated lake (Lake Lednica, Poland). Hydrobiologia, Vol. 768, Issue. 1, p. 1.
Correa-Metrio, Alexander Vélez, Maria I. Escobar, Jaime St-Jacques, Jeannine-Marie López-Pérez, Minerva Curtis, Jason and Cosford, Jason 2016. Mid-elevation ecosystems of Panama: future uncertainties in light of past global climatic variability. Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol. 31, Issue. 7, p. 731.
del Castillo-Batista, Ana Patricia Figueroa-Rangel, Blanca Lorena Lozano-García, Socorro Olvera-Vargas, Miguel and Cuevas Guzmán, Ramón 2016. Historia florística y ambiental del bosque mesófilo de montaña en el centro-occidente de México durante la pequeña edad de hielo. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, Vol. 87, Issue. 1, p. 216.
Douglas, Peter M.J. Demarest, Arthur A. Brenner, Mark and Canuto, Marcello A. 2016. Impacts of Climate Change on the Collapse of Lowland Maya Civilization. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Vol. 44, Issue. 1, p. 613.
Douglas, Peter M.J. Brenner, Mark and Curtis, Jason H. 2016. Methods and future directions for paleoclimatology in the Maya Lowlands. Global and Planetary Change, Vol. 138, p. 3.
Figueroa-Rangel, Blanca L. Valle-Martínez, Adelina Olvera-Vargas, Miguel and Liu, Kam-biu 2016. Environmental History of Mangrove Vegetation in Pacific West-Central Mexico during the Last 1300 Years. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 4,
Luzzadder-Beach, Sheryl Beach, Timothy Hutson, Scott and Krause, Samantha 2016. Sky-earth, lake-sea: climate and water in Maya history and landscape. Antiquity, Vol. 90, Issue. 350, p. 426.
Miller, Charlotte S. Leroy, Suzanne A.G. Collins, Philip E.F. and Lahijani, Hamid A.K. 2016. Late Holocene vegetation and ocean variability in the Gulf of Oman. Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 143, p. 120.
Rosenmeier, Michael F. Brenner, Mark Hodell, David A. Martin, Jonathan B. Curtis, Jason H. and Binford, Michael W. 2016. A model of the 4000-year paleohydrology (δ18O) record from Lake Salpetén, Guatemala. Global and Planetary Change, Vol. 138, p. 43.
Rouillard, A. Skrzypek, G. Turney, C. Dogramaci, S. Hua, Q. Zawadzki, A. Reeves, J. Greenwood, P. O’Donnell, A.J. and Grierson, P.F. 2016. Evidence for extreme floods in arid subtropical northwest Australia during the Little Ice Age chronozone (CE 1400–1850). Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 144, p. 107.
Rúa, Alex Liebezeit, Gerd Molina, Ruben and Palacio, Jaime 2016. Unmixing Progradational Sediments in a Southwestern Caribbean Gulf through Late Holocene: Backwash of Low-Level Atmospheric Jets. Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 318, p. 397.
Wahl, David Hansen, Richard D. Byrne, Roger Anderson, Lysanna and Schreiner, Thomas 2016. Holocene climate variability and anthropogenic impacts from Lago Paixban, a perennial wetland in Peten, Guatemala. Global and Planetary Change, Vol. 138, p. 70.
Apolinarska, Karina Pełechaty, Mariusz and Noskowiak, Daria 2015. Differences in stable isotope compositions of freshwater snails from surface sediments of two Polish shallow lakes. Limnologica - Ecology and Management of Inland Waters, Vol. 53, p. 95.
Apolinarska, Karina Pełechaty, Mariusz and Kossler, Annette 2015. Within-sample variability of δ13C and δ18O values of freshwater gastropod shells and the optimum number of shells to measure per sediment layer in the Paddenluch palaeolacustrine sequence, Germany. Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 54, Issue. 4, p. 305.
Burn, Michael J. and Palmer, Suzanne E. 2015. Atlantic hurricane activity during the last millennium. Scientific Reports, Vol. 5, p. 12838.
Collins, S.V. Reinhardt, E.G. Werner, C.L. Le Maillot, C. Devos, F. and Rissolo, D. 2015. Late Holocene mangrove development and onset of sedimentation in the Yax Chen cave system (Ox Bel Ha) Yucatan, Mexico: Implications for using cave sediments as a sea-level indicator. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 438, p. 124.
We studied a 5.1-m sediment core from Aguada X'caamal (20° 36.6′N, 89° 42.9′W), a small sinkhole lake in northwest Yucatan, Mexico. Between 1400 and 1500 A.D., oxygen isotope ratios of ostracod and gastropod carbonate increased by an average of 2.2‰ and the benthic foraminifer Ammonia beccarii parkinsoniana appeared in the sediment profile, indicating a hydrologic change that included increased lake water salinity. Pollen from a core in nearby Cenote San José Chulchacá showed a decrease in mesic forest taxa during the same period. Oxygen isotopes of shell carbonate in sediment cores from Lakes Chichancanab (19° 53.0′N, 88° 46.0′W) and Salpeten (16° 58.6′N, 89° 40.5′W) to the south also increased in the mid-15th century, but less so than in Aguada X'caamal. Climate change in the 15th century is also supported by historical accounts of cold and famine described in Maya and Aztec chronicles. We conclude that climate became drier on the Yucatan Peninsula in the 15th century A.D. near the onset of the Little Ice Age (LIA). Comparison of results from the Yucatan Peninsula with other circum-Caribbean paleoclimate records indicates a coherent climate response for this region at the beginning of the LIA. At that time, sea surface temperatures cooled and aridity in the circum-Caribbean region increased.
This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.
Abstract views reflect the number of visits to the article landing page.
* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 20th January 2017 - 17th August 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.