Mayans: Analysis of Civilization

Discuss and analyze the history and development of the Mayan civilization.

Who ruled the civilization? How are the leaders chosen, and what powers do those leaders have? What did people in the civilization believe? Did they worship one god or many gods? Did they try to impose their religion on other groups, or did they tolerate the multiplicity of beliefs? How was the civilization’s society organized? Did religion play a role in defining a person’s role? Was it possible to change your position in society?