Maya civilization reached its zenith well over a thousand years ago in the jungles of Central America. This book highlights some of the most renowned and important
Maya artifacts ever discovered and the most up-to-date archaeological research into
Maya history and culture. It focuses primarily on the Classic Period of
Maya history, roughly 250-900 CE. It also examines the collapse of the
Maya civilization, while noting that the descendants of the ancient
Maya are alive and well and are found in their millions throughout the region.