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Latin America – Early Civilizations of Middle America. The Mayan Civilization was located in Central America and Mexico. The Mayan Civilization lasted from A.D. 250 – 900.

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Copan is a Mayan city now located in present day Honduras. Tikal is also a former Mayan city, which is now located in present day Guatemala.

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The concept of zero, as used in math was an important contribution from the Mayan Civilization.

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The Mayan form of writing was known as hieroglyphics.

This is a form of graphic writing, using signs and symbols instead of letters, as we do.

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Although the Mayan farmer grew a variety of crops, corn, known as maize was its most important crop.

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The Aztec Civilization began in the Valley of Mexico. They settled on an island in Lake Texcoco, in 1325. It took time to develop, but lasted through the early 1500s.

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The Aztec people were able to change a swampy lake into a great city, which was called Tenochtitlan which was its capitol city.

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The floating island was noted for great farming, and the Aztecs were known for their farming skills.

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In conclusion:

The Aztecs are remembered for developing hieroglyphics, medicine, designing jewelry, fine crafts and predicting eclipses.

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