The Mayan, or Maya, peoples made their home in an area known as [Mesoamerica] (modern day Mexico and Central America). Mayan culture was well established by 1000BC and it lasted until 1697AD. The Maya used their knowledge of [astronomy]and [mathematics] to devise calendars. These [calendars] were later adopted by Mesoamerican civilisations as well. The planet of [Venus] was important to them. The accurately tracked its [movements] and timed their wars to happen alongside its first appearance in the morning sky. .

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