Setting the Stage: In the early centuries A.D., most North American peoples were beginning to develop complex societies. Further south, the peoples of Mexico and Central America were entering into the full flower of civilization. A prime example of this cultural flowering was the Maya, who built an extraordinary civilization in the heart of Mesoamerica.
Maya Create City-States
The homeland of the Maya stretched from Southern Mexico in to northern Central America
They include the forests of the Yucatan Peninsula and the jungles of southeastern Mexico