What people biult their civilization in the rain forest of the yucatan peninsula?
It was the various groups of people that settled in the Yucatan peninsula but weren't fully "civilized", meaning they were hunter-gatherers (nomadic) or built small villages of no more than 30 people - they were pre-Mayan. When those people began to consolidate in larger groups, they eventually built cities whit a distinctive culture which we recognize as the Mayan civilization.
They could be known as "sureÃ±os" (southerners) or "costeÃ±os" (coastals), but these are very broad definitions. Usually, people from different regions in Mexico are known from the state of the republic they were born, such as: Veracruzanos (from Veracruz on the southern Gulf of Mexico coast) TabasqueÃ±os (from Tabasco on the southwestern Gulf of Mexico coast) Campechanos (from Campeche on the western Yucatan peninsula) Yucatecos (from the northern Yucatan peninsula) Quintanarroenses (from eastern Yucatan peninsula)
It would depend on the time. The first civilization to appear in Mexico were the Olmecs, who arose on the Gulf of Mexico lowlands between 1500 and 400 BC; then the Mayan Civilization became the dominant power in the Yucatan Peninsula and parts of Central America between 250 and 900 AD. Nowadays several Native American groups are located in the area, including the Yucatec Maya, Huastec and Otomi peoples.
they simply moved from the cities to the countryside. historians do not know why but some factors are: lack of food damaging war cities may have disrupted trade the common people over ruled the king and rebelled droughts however, it is still unknown the actual reason. the mayan civilization didn't disappear entirely and was later found in Yucatan Peninsula WRITTEN BY AUDREY WOHLFARTH ! <3
In Mexico economic activities, ethnicity and climate are the general guidelines to define a region. For example, the Yucatan peninsula is a tropical region where most people trace their ethnicity to the ancient Mayan civilization and where the main economic activities are tourism and services. On the other hand, northern states such as Monterrey, Chihuahua and Coahuila are of the desert type and it is the region where the most industrialization in Mexico has taken…
In fact the "Maya Collapse" is one of the greatest mysteries of modern archaeology. Some theories of "ecological disaster " affirm they overworked the land destroying most of their local environment - look at the film Apocalypto for a clue of this kind of ecological destruction. When a drought hit the Yucatan peninsula around the 700-800 AD, all their crops failed and their civilization collapsed when many people abandoned their cities in search for food…
In fact the "Maya Collapse" is one of the greatest mysteries of archaeology. Some theories of "ecological disaster " affirm they overworked the land destroying most of their local environment - look at the film Apocalypto for a clue of this kind of ecological destruction. When a drought hit the Yucatan peninsula around the 700-800 AD, all their crops failed and their civilization collapsed when many people abandoned their cities in search for food. This…
The earliest Greek people were the Minoans. They lived on the island of Crete 3000 years ago and their civilization lasted for 2000 years. Greece is a peninsula that is easily accessible by boat. This feature made it an ideal place to settle and because the Minoans were trading with other countries, Greece was well known.
Chichen-Itza means "At the mouth of the well of the Itza". This roughly describes the location of the city: it is very close to a cenote or water well on the Yucatan peninsula where religious ceremonies took place. The Itza were the group of Mayan people who built the city, and the rough translation for their noun is "Water Magicians".
During the last Ice Age (20,000 years ago), walking the Bering Strait between Asia and America. They followed migrating herds of animals like mamuts and reindeers. They were conformed by different groups of nomadic people, which found a place to stay in the Yucatan peninsula due to warmer climate and plenty of food resources.