The Mayan's Home
The Mayans' original homeland was Guatemala. In Guatemala two of the Mayans' major cities were formed Tikal and Uaxactun. These homes were called Mesoamerica. The Mayan homeland did not just serve as a nice home but also had a sufficient use of fertile land. This fertile land gave Mayans the food they needed in order to survive. The lowlands in the Mayans home was found in Northern Guatemala. These lowlands usually were covered by rainforests and had great amounts of limestone which was used as execellent building material. Although it may sound as if the Mayans had it made they indeed did not. The Mayans had constant volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that randomly occured. In A.D. 650 in El Salvador an entire village was buried from a volcanic eruption. Eruptions like these help archaeologists understand the Mayans today.