In any case, the accumulated data archeology, at least so far, have not helped resolve the issue. Mere archaeological data are insufficient for solving the question of why the Maya, reaching its peak, suddenly left their luxury buried in the city and settled in uninhabited areas of the north. We have already mentioned that the Maya were the townspeople. They were of a strictly limited in the sense that they have since the XV century were all European nations: in the cities lived the ruling classes (nobility and priests), the city was the focus of the authorities, as well as all cultural, spiritual and ethical. But all these cities would be viable without the peasant, without the fruit of the earth, and above all without the main agricultural culture, which we had grain and the peoples inhabiting Central America, 'Indian corn', which is known to us under the name of corn or maize. Mais feeding cities and the ruling classes, resting on it the whole civilization, thanks to him, it existed. He created and the necessary space for it: the city climbed reclaimed from the jungle areas, where previously grown maize.
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