Around 900 B.C., a group of people known as the Mayans begin to settle the territory around the Yucatan Peninsula. By 300 A.D., the Mayan culture had become quite advanced. The Mayans were not ruled by a central government. They shared the same language, traditions and culture, but they were led by small local governments.
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson; you find the present tense and the past perfect.
The United Church Observer
Dinner guests in medieval England were expected to bring their own knives to the table.