Video. The ancient Maya had their own version of this sort of landscape-altering infrastructure. The region of the Yucatan Peninsula called the “Puuc” [Pook] has no natural water sources -- no streams, lakes, rivers, or springs -- so the Maya had to use ingenuity to figure out how to sustain large populations in this environment. They became excellent managers of rainwater, using massive systems of cisterns called chultuns to collect and store rainwater.
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September 27, 2022
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