University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Cristina Coc

The Modern Maya and Recent History

By: Richard M. Leventhal and Carlos Chan Espinosa and Cristina Coc

The Maya are generally thought of in relation to their distant past—a past of great cities with towering stone pyramids rising up out of dense jungle. Exploring further, one encounters a complicated writing system, beautiful pottery, carved stelae, and elaborate ceremonies and rituals. Indeed, the history of the Maya began in ancient times ca. 2000 […]