The history of the Mayan culture is one of a sophisticated people who have a singular past. It is still written as the history of a people whose culture is maintained and valued. Much of this fantastic culture continues to exist in its people and the architecture that it created. There are dialects of Mayan language which continue to be spoken today.
From approximately 250 BCE to 900 BCE is noted as the summit of large-scale construction throughout the Mayan culture. Іt’s іmроrtаnt tо bеаr іn mіnd thаt thе specific boundaries between the Mayan culture and the cultures that encompassed it are debated. Due to open trade and peaceful coexistence, there’s a lack of distinct separation in much of the physical signs. By this time though the Mayan civilization was an empire based on a city-state structure. Toward the end of the time, there was a “collapse.” but obviously did not constitute the end of the history of the Mayan culture. There is not any consensus about what caused the instant reduction.
Various influences diluted the Northern area and the Southern was reduced to rival city-states until the Spanish arrived to conquer. This “conquer” of the Mayan would take approximately 170 years.
The history of the Mayan culture is one that covers a lengthy time. Complicated by open borders and trade, makes it difficult to determine a clear border of the area that is surrounded at any one time. Some generalities can give us an idea of the scope of the empire though. The Maya area included some of the northern Central American regions. This area included the present-day nations of Belize, El Salvador, western Honduras and Guatemala. Further north the Mayan culture inhabited the Yucatan Peninsula states of Quintana Roo, Yucatan, and Campeche. From the present-day Mexican southern the Maya area extended throughout Chiapas and Tabasco.
This huge area allowed the empire to enjoy a variety of climates and geographical formations. Today what may be considered the middle of the Mayan civilization which remains is at the Yucatan Peninsula.
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