Who were the ancient Maya people in history?
The Maya were an American Indian people who developed a magnificent civilization in Mesoamerica, a region of Mexico and Central America. Mesoamerica was home to a number of ancient cultures, and the Maya were the one of several groups of American Indians there. There were three regions occupied by the Maya - the Guatemalan highlands, the lowlands, and the Yucatan. Today the Maya still live throughout their traditional homelands.
The Maya by World Book Early Peoples Series discuss the civilization, social structure, religion, art, ceremonies and festivals, science and technology, trade and transportation, Maya calendar and daily life of Maya peoples. This book is great for both adults and children to explore the mysterious Maya people in history.
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