The development of writing, mathematics, astronomy, stratified society, trade systems, etc. as a measurement of progression towards high culture over the years scholars have debated the question of what exactly the hallmarks of civilization are.
Many consider. ( A foolish argument, in my judgement. By now everyone should know that true civilization is earmarked by hot showers and ice in your drink.) Nevertheless the utilization of writing traditionally been considered a gauge for determining what lengths a civilization has evolved from more modest beginnings.
When it comes to the ancient Maya that is definitely true that their system of writing is hailed among the most notable achievements of the Pre-Columbian New World. Continue reading