Mayan Civilization

Images of Mayan civilization
Images of Mayan civilization
Maya civilization spans more than 3 years in the rain forests and mountains of what is now Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. During the Classic period (A.D. 250-900), the Maya created a complex society that includes literature…
Maya in America
Maya in America
Harvesting corn is a seasonal business requiring high-speed operation and minimal machine down-time and/or corn losses. Maya America’s innovative and reliable corn head are specifically designed for high-quality harvesting with maximum…
Mayan civilization YouTube
Mayan civilization YouTube
Uxmal, Mexico. Reputed to be one of the most beautiful Mayan cities, it holds the only known pyramid with an oval base. The Magician s Pyramid sits on one side of a square noted for its excellent acoustics. Grand terraces offer remarkable views. Chichen Itza, Mexico. The most famous Mayan city, this…
Mayan civilization achievements
Mayan civilization achievements
The Maya strongly believed in the influence of the cosmos on daily life. Consequently, Mayan knowledge and understanding of celestial bodies was advanced for their time: For example, they knew how to predict solar eclipses. They also used astrological cycles to aid in planting and harvesting and developed…
Tikal Mayan civilization
Tikal Mayan civilization
The ancient Maya city of Tikal, in modern-day Guatemala, flourished between roughly 600 B.C. and A.D. 900. Starting out as a modest series of hamlets, it would become a great Maya city-state with more than two dozen major pyramids. Tikal is a recent Maya name that means “at the waterhole.” It was named…
Mayan civilization Geography
Mayan civilization Geography
The Maya homeland, called Mesoamerica, spans five countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. There are now indications that the people we call the Maya had migrated from North America to the highlands of Guatemala perhaps as long ago as 2600 B.C., living an agricultural, village-based…
Mayan civilization environment
Mayan civilization environment
Scar: Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America has shown how activity more than 2, years ago not only contributed to the decline of the culture s surroundings, but continues to influence today s environmental conditions (remains of Mayan city of Calakmul Mexico pictured) Most popular…
Mayan civilization disappearance
Mayan civilization disappearance
For almost as long as we ve had civilization, we ve lost it. There are records going back hundreds of years of explorers discovering huge temples encrusted with jungle, or giant pits full of treasure that were once grand palaces. Why did people abandon these once-thriving cities, agricultural centers…
Earliest Maya civilization
Earliest Maya civilization
Researchers excavating in the ancient Maya city of Ceibal discovered the oldest ceremonial constructions ever, dating back to 1 BC. These buildings later became widespread throughout the Maya world and were used as solar observatories. Credit: Takeshi Inomata The oldest ancient Maya ceremonial compound…