Needs to stop going around fucking Tumblr. It’s so annoying. I reiterate. The Maya collapse happened between 900-1100AD. The first Spanish settlers did not hit Mesoamerica until the 1400’s. Collapse- a term used when a civilization abandons there large and ceremonial centers. The thought behind the collapse is a mixture of factors, lying within the concepts of epidemiological factors, drought and not having enough nutrional support to sustain the population. It is thought that the Maya descended back into the forest and dispersed, and you still see many Mayan cultures active today throughout Mesoamerica.