Pre-columbian Cultures

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The Maya culture flourished in the area which extends from the Yucatan peninsula to south-east Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras (Coe in The Maya. Thames and Hudson, New York, 2001). Between the third and the ninth centuries AD—the so called Classic period—hundreds of Maya city states developed here; most of them then rapidly collapsed, for unclear reasons.


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  1. 1.School of Civil ArchitecturePolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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