Civilization in the Maya region

Write one page about each discussion question: 1) What kind of evidence is there for Paleo Indians dwelling in the Maya region? However, why is there lack of evidence for the Archaic way of life in the Maya region. 2) When the population of the southern Maya lowlands decreased with the collapse of the Classic Maya civilization, why did the population increase in the northern Maya low lands? Why did cities in the northern Maya lowlands rise to prominence while the Maya abandoned their urban centers in the southern Maya lowlands? 3) Who was in control of the production and distribution of the goods and resources all classes of Maya society used? Had long distance trade networks developed among the Maya? What was the basic unit of production for early Maya farmers? How much did the elite have control over the economy?


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