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The Maya Empire
What was the land like in Central America?
This area has a multitude of climates - dry and arid land, rainforests, swamps, and coastal areas. Earthquakes were frequent. There was flooding and mudslides, hurricanes and droughts. In the highlands to the south, among the Sierra Madre Mountains, there are 37 volcanoes. Yet the Maya had a heavily populated civilization with buildings, farms, roads, temples, and cities. (5 themes place) Geography