Maya civilization Essay Topics

Mayan Astronomy

Who were the Mayans? The Mayans were part of the Mesoamerican civilization and they lived around 2,000 BCE and lasted through to the time when the Spanish explorers arrived. From 250 CE – 900 CE was when they reached the peak of their development. They are well known for a fully developed written language, numerical… View Article

The Aztec and Maya

The Aztec and Maya were Mesoamerican civilizations living in Mexico/Central America while the Incas lived in South America. The religious beliefs and practices of the Mayans and Aztecs were similar, but the Incas worshiped the sun. The Mayans are credited for the Mayan calendar and the Aztecs also have a calendar, while the Incas are… View Article

The Fall of the Mayan Civilization

The Mayan people were comprised of many small kingdoms and never unified into one entity (Sayre, 2011). They occupied many regions and spread rapidly in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize (James & Thorpe, 1999). Their civilization declined around the year 850 (Sayre, 2011). There is some speculation as to why they disappeared so abruptly. The researcher’s… View Article

Mayan Art Architecture

Art for the Mayans was a reflection of their lifestyle and culture. For the Mayans art took several forms including: painting paper, plaster, carvings in wood and store, clay, stucco models, and terra cotta figurines from molds. Metal was very scarce and so it wasn’t commonly used. Mayan Art during the period, 200 to 900… View Article

What Happened to Mayan Civilization

No one can say for sure why Mayan Civilization disappeared, it was truly remarkable. Around A.D. 900 Mayan civilization disintegrated and, many historians have questioned “how” or “why,” but have not been a definite answer to this question. One possible theory is that the Mayan’s civilization grew to such an extent that they deforested so… View Article