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Due to persistent cloud cover, obtaining conventional high-altitude photos of this region is extrordinarily difficult.
Radar's ability to penetrate clouds and make 3-D measurements allowed scientists to generate the first complete high-resolution topographic map of the entire region.
Before long, Spanish contact resulted in an epidemic that devastated native populations.
From the mid to late 19th century, Guatemala experienced chronic instability and civil strife.
Beginning in the early 20th century, it was ruled by a series of dictators backed by the United Fruit Company and the United States government.
Until recently, the Preclassic was regarded as a formative period, with small villages of farmers who lived in huts, and few permanent buildings.
However, this notion has been challenged by recent discoveries of monumental architecture from that period, such as an altar in La Blanca, San Marcos, from 1000 BC; ceremonial sites at Miraflores and Naranjo from 801 BC; the earliest monumental masks; and the Mirador Basin cities of Nakbé, Xulnal, El Tintal, Wakná and El Mirador.
As of 2014 The first evidence of human habitation in Guatemala dates back to 12,000 BC.