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A main distinction groups these different niches into two broad categories: The highlands show much more climatic diversity, ranging from dry tropical to cold mountainous climates ; the dominant climate is temperate with warm temperatures and moderate rainfall.
Cultural sub-areas[ edit ] Several distinct sub-regions within Mesoamerica are defined by a convergence of geographic and cultural attributes. These sub-regions are more conceptual than culturally meaningful, and the demarcation of their limits is not rigid.
The Maya area, for example, can be divided into two general groups: The lowlands are further divided into the southern and northern Maya lowlands.
The southern Maya lowlands are generally regarded as encompassing northern Guatemalasouthern Campeche and Quintana Roo in Mexicoand Belize. The tallest mountain in Mesoamerica is Pico de Orizabaa dormant volcano located on the border of Puebla and Veracruz.
The Sierra Madre mountains, which consist of several smaller ranges, run from northern Mesoamerica south through Costa Rica. The chain is historically volcanic. There are 83 inactive and active volcanoes within the Sierra Madre range, including 11 in Mexico, 37 in Guatemala, 23 in El Salvador, 25 in Nicaragua, and 3 in northwestern Costa Rica.
According to the Michigan Technological University,  16 of these are still active. One important topographic feature is the Isthmus of Tehuantepeca low plateau that breaks up the Sierra Madre chain between the Sierra Madre del Sur to the north and the Sierra Madre de Chiapas to the south. This area also represents the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean in Mexico.
The northern side of the Isthmus is swampy and covered in dense jungle—but the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, as the lowest and most level point within the Sierra Madre mountain chain, was nonetheless a main transportation, communication, and economic route within Mesoamerica.
Bodies of water[ edit ] Outside of the northern Maya lowlands, rivers are common throughout Mesoamerica. Some of the more important ones served as loci of human occupation in the area. Additionally, no lakes exist in the northern peninsula.
The main source of water in this area is aquifers that are accessed through natural surface openings called cenotes. The biodiversity is among the richest in the world, though the number of species in the red list of the IUCN grows every year.
Chronology and culture[ edit ] Main article: Mesoamerican chronology Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites, urban centers, and tourist attractions of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. The history of human occupation in Mesoamerica is divided into stages or periods.
These are known, with slight variation depending on region, as the Paleo-Indianthe Archaicthe Preclassic or Formativethe Classicand the Postclassic. The last three periods, representing the core of Mesoamerican cultural fluorescence, are further divided into two or three sub-phases.Life through the lens.
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