where Maya lived

Where Maya lived

Maya were an American Indian people who developed a magnificent civilization in Central America and south Mexico.The Maya lived in an area of about 120,000 square miles (311,000 square kilometers).The Maya lived from about A.D 250 to 900.By about 900, most of the Maya abandoned the Guatemalan lowlands and moved to areas to the north and south, including Yucatán and the highlands of southern Guatemala. In those areas, they continued to prosper until Spain conquered almost all of the Maya in the mid-1500's.