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Who were some key figures in the Ancient Mayan civilization?

Asked by littlekori (676points) December 21st, 2010

Who were some very important key figures in the Mayan civilization in Ancient America?

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Maya, not Mayan.

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@Qingu According to my Google search, it is written both ways. This is the General Category – where is your answer?

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Two of my friends, one an undergraduate who majored in Maya studies, another an anthropology professor, say it’s “Maya,” not “Mayan”; scholarly literature says “Maya.” I imagine this is how the Maya pronounce their name, since they are still around.

I don’t know any famous Maya figures offhand.

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