The Mayan civilization began in 2000 B.C. and lasted until 900 A.D. The Mayan civilization stretched across Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador. They Maya were known for their farming, astronomy, and advanced mathematical skills. The Maya had their own written language and also developed a calendar based on the passing of the sun, stars, and planets. The Maya left impressive feats of architecture and a lasting influence on the world.