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Refers to the style and culture of a group of Meso-American Indians occupying a nearly continuous territory in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and northern Belize. The ancient Maya settled in villages by ca. 1500 BCE. They used advanced irrigation technology to become successful agriculturalists. Their art included ceramics, sculpture, architecture, murals, and books. Modern Maya people produce art that combines traditional patterns with Spanish forms and stye.

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