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CollapseLooking for Clues at Copan
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Your Conclusions

Do you think you know why Copán collapsed? Choose the conclusions that are closest to yours.

Why did Copán collapse?

War with neighboring peoples brought on political problems and malnutrition.
Overpopulation and overfarming brought on malnutrition and disease.
A natural disaster caused the area to become uninhabitable because of erosion and crop shortages.

Was the end a gradual decline or a rapid fall?

Rapid (occurred within a few years)
Gradual (occurred over a few hundred years)

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