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Numerous Ancient Mayan cities have been discovered in the Yucatan peninsula

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Numerous Ancient Mayan cities have been discovered in the Yucatan peninsula in recent decades. The ruins lack any evidence of destruction by invading forces, internal revolts, or disease and appear simply to have been abandoned. Some archaeologists have theorized that the cities were abandoned due to a severe drought known to have occurred in the region between 800 and 1000 AD 
Which of the following if true most strongly supports the archaeologists' theory? 
A. Ample archaeological evidence of Mayan Peasant revolts and city-state warfare exists, but such events could never result in the permanent abandonment of cities. 
B. No monumental inscriptions created after 900 AD have been found in these cities, but inscriptions dating before that time have been found in abundance. 
C. studies of Yucatan Lake sediment cores provide conclusive evidence that a prolonged drought occurred in the region from 800 to 1000 AD 
D. climatic studies have documented cycles of intermittent drought in the Yucatan peninsula dating from the present to at least 7000 years ago. 
E. The Mayan City, Uxmal, was continuously inhabited from 500-1500 AD

The OA is B. According to me it should be C. Please explain

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Shringar Sah
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I also believe it should be C. In B there's no reference of drought.
answered Jul 6, 2017 by Beginner (1 point)
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Why do you think C strengthens and not b
commented Jul 6, 2017 by Guru (5,625 points)
sangeetamajumdar08
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So here we are to provide strength to the Conclusion: Some archaeologists have theorized that the cities were abandoned due to a severe drought known to have occurred in the region between 800 and 1000 AD.
A. Conclusion holds no relation to this option. Abandonment due to Warfare and abandonment due to drought arent related. Discarded.
B. As per option,all evidences were before of 900AD.Conclusion talks abt time age from 800-1000AD.Surely then,some any other factor(drought) caused the abandonment.
C.Drought might have occur. How to relate thats the cause of abandonment? Discarded.
D.Droughts have been occuring regualrly for a long time. Cant say that caused abandonment.Discarded.
E.This mentioned time period(500-1500AD) isnt into the scope of this passage. Discarded.
B correct.

answered Jul 6, 2017 by Beginner (1 point)
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