Lost World of the Maya (Full Episode) | National Geographic

Lost World of the Maya (Full Episode) | National Geographic

The Maya – their soaring pyramids, monumental cities and mythical mastery of astronomy and mathematics have captured our imaginations and spurred generations of explorers into the jungles of Central America on a quest to understand them.

This ancient people left behind monumental cities, an advanced system of arithmetic, sophisticated writing and refined solar calendars.

– Let’s go back in time to prehistory, specifically to the Upper Paleolithic, around 20,000 BC.

Homo sapiens is then the only species representing the human race.

During this ice age, the Bering Strait was nothing more than a huge ice sheet that formed a gigantic bridge between Asia and North America, also known as Beringia. For thousands of years, this route was used by waves of migrants from Asia in search of new hunting grounds. Thus, the entire American continent was populated over the centuries, subsisting on hunting, fishing and gathering wild plants and fruits.