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Deforestation: Mayan & Roman Empire. Prompt: How did excessive use of resources, imperial governments cause damage which generated social tensions and economic difficulties by concentrating too much wealth in the hands of elites?. By: Allie Cawyer. Mayan:Reasons.

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Deforestation mayan roman empire

Deforestation: Mayan & Roman Empire

Prompt: How did excessive use of resources, imperial governments cause damage which generated social tensions and economic difficulties by concentrating too much wealth in the hands of elites?

By: Allie Cawyer


Mayan reasons

Mayan:Reasons

  • The Mayans used the wood for fuel

  • Used trees to make plaster to build buildings

  • Also used for Construction


Mayan results

Mayan:Results

  • Drought

  • Climate change

  • Soil nutrient depletion

  • Limited resources

  • Led to collapse of Mayan empire


Roman reason results

Roman: Reason & Results

  • Elitist Roman society

  • Warfare

  • Diseases

  • Climate Changes

  • Soil erosion


Mayans vs romans

Mayans vs. Romans

  • Mayan:

  • Used trees for fuel, plaster and construction for general population

  • Drought

  • Population increased

  • Swift collapse

  • Similarities:

  • Deforestation resulted in soil erosion

  • Climate change

  • Lack of water

  • Deforestation weakened agriculture and farm land

  • Roman:

  • Used tree for growth and development for rich

  • Diseases

  • Population decreased

  • Weakened over time, then finally collapsed


Bibliography

Bibliography

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Murray, Louise. “Earth Times: 8,00 years of man made environmental impact.” Last accessed September 7, 2011. http://www.earthtimes.org/newsimage/deforestation_environmental_12.jpg

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