North America 979 CE
The Mayan civilization is now in decline, while the Mississippian culture is rising.
What is happening in North America in 979CE
Recent centuries in Mexico and Central America have seen many of the historic Mayan city states have fallen into catastrophic decline. Mayan civilization continues amongst the cities in the north of the Mayan homeland, but its classic phase is reaching its end.
In central Mexico, a people called the Toltec dominate a large area, ruling from their capital city, Tula.
The peoples of the Mississippian culture are developing far-ranging trading networks which spread out to cover the whole area between the Atlantic Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. Large towns are appearing along the banks of the great rivers of the region, centres of trade, religion and probably political power.