Mayan Empire

By:River Petry

Mayan Location

the Maya were centered in one geographical block covering all of the Yucatan Peninsula and modern-day Guatemala, Belize, and parts of the Mexican state of Tabasco and the western part of Honduras and El Salvador.

Life in the Rainforest

Traditionally, ancient people had lived in drier climates, though, In the southern Maya lowlands, however, there were few rivers for trade and transport, as well as no obvious need for an irrigation system.By the late 20th century, researchers had concluded that the climate of the lowlands was in fact quite environmentally diverse. The Maya took advantage of the area’s many natural resources, including limestone (for construction), the volcanic rock obsidian (for tools and weapons) and salt. The environment also held other treasures for the Maya, including jade, quetzal feathers and marine shells, which were used as trumpets in ceremonies and in warfare.

Some Ancient Mayan Civilizations

Fun Fact:Around 1.2 million people visit the Chichen Itza site each year.

10 Interesting Facts About The Ancient Mayans