What Happened to the Ancient Maya?

The Maya Classic Era

The maya CUlture began around 1800 B.C. They never were an unified impire. They were a series of city-states independent one another politically, but linked by cultural similarities such lenguage, religion and trade.

In 800 A.D. the maya empirement consisted of a number of powerfull city-states spreading from southerm Mexico to northern Honduras.

Yet a hundred years later, the cities were in ruins, abandoned and left to the jungle to reclaim. What happened to the Maya?


The disaster theory


The warefare theory


The agricultural calimity theory


The aliens theory