It is characterized by:
Commercial and cultural exchange with the Olmecs from the Preclassic and Teotihuacan culture.
The civilization is located in the lowland jungle belonging to the territories of southeastern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
Cultural splendor of the Mayan urban centers enjoyed political, economic and social autonomy since they had their own rules and armies.
They settled in tropical forests, coasts and mountainous areas of Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Chiapas, as well as Central America.
Cities: Palenque, Bonampak, Tikal, Uxmal, Copan and Chichen Itza.
Use of architectural and engineering techniques (Maya vault).
He stands out in sculpture and mural painting to demonstrate the feats of his governors.
Knowledge in mathematics (vigesimal system and use of zero), heating of 260 days (religious) and 365 days (agricultural), based on the observation of the movement of stars, ideographic writing (glyphs) in stone and codices.
Polytheistic religion: cult Chaac (god of rain) and Kukulcan (feathered serpent).
The Maya created an advanced system of hieroglyphic writing, it was used to record the warlike exploits of their rulers, to count time and also for religious purposes.
The cities of Palenque, Bonampak (Chiapas) and Tikal (Guatemala) stand out.