The Maya lived in a region called Mesoamerica. The Maya cleared land and planted food such as beans, squash, and maize. The Maya lived in isolated villages that traded with each other. Maya is a town that people normally move here for ceremonies. It had a classic period of 300 though 900 AD. Maya developed in Southern Mexico in Guatemala and Belize. It is pretty famous for cotton in this area. I found this information in wiklapedia , Mr. Millhoff web site, and Google search.