The mayans They have been one of the civilizations most studied by archaeologists and historians, managing to discover many of the secrets of this ancient people, but about which everything is not yet known and little by little much information is being obtained about it, especially thanks to the tests found in Cerén, an archaeological site near San Salvador.
It had always been said that the Mayans maintained their power and wealth thanks to a strict control over trade, customs and also the cultures of the peoples they ruled, but it seems that this was not always the case.
Cerén, also known as "The Pompeii of America”, Was discovered in 1976 thanks to a team of anthropologists from the University of Colorado, under the supervision of Payson Sheets. This place has gradually revealed some of its secrets.
One of these secrets is that its inhabitants had great freedom when it comes to making decisions about the crops they grow as well as religion and family decisions, something contrary to what was originally thought.
This place was discovered by chance, like many other discoveries, in 1976, when a leveling of the land was being carried out as part of a government project for the agricultural world and very shortly afterwards a small part had already begun to be known of the deposit, discovering that under a layer of earth was the city of Cerén.
Since then, many details have been discovered little by little that reveal the important agricultural past of the Maya, which dominated different methods of planting and maintaining the crops, which shows that each plot had a different owner and were not governed by a single person.
One of the tests that they have found is the presence of a small road that they called sacbé, which connects a cassava crop in an area populated with houses and many public buildings as well as crops in plots divided between the countryside and the city itself, which did not follow any kind of standardized process or specific guidelines were taken.
Researchers believe that the oldest of the place had a great weight in making certain decisions like for example the construction of the highway. It also seems to indicate that in this city at least, its inhabitants were not under the mandate of an elite authority as in other places.
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