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Mayans were known as people of “corn” Ate a lot of crops (beans, squash, avocado pear etc.) Fruit Dogs, turkeys & ducks. Used timber from the jungle to build homes & temples. Farmers! They used some crops to make dye for clothing & gum Used plants to make medicine.

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Mayans were known as people of corn ate a lot of crops beans squash avocado pear etc fruit

Mayans were known as people of “corn”

Ate a lot of crops (beans, squash, avocado pear etc.)

Fruit

Dogs, turkeys & ducks

Used timber from the jungle to build homes

& temples

Farmers!

They used some crops to make dye for clothing & gum

Used plants to make medicine

Used feathers from turkeys & ducks for clothes

& cotton!


Mayans were known as people of corn ate a lot of crops beans squash avocado pear etc fruit

Family was important!

Families lived together

Children helped mothers with chores

& ONLY wealthy children went to

School!


Mayans were known as people of corn ate a lot of crops beans squash avocado pear etc fruit

Complex religion

Worshipped heroes, deities, & ancestors

not Saints like Europeans!

Priests were responsible to link this world & the one of deities & spirits

Believed in nature, mythology, & afterlife

Prayed & made offerings of food, flowers, & incense

Pierced their bodies to nourish & calm Gods

Gave gold, jade, & other offerings to Gods


Mayans were known as people of corn ate a lot of crops beans squash avocado pear etc fruit

Built a lot of temples

& pyramids

Skilled road builders

Created one of the most

advanced road systems of

their time

Solar & religious calendar

(GLYPH- Calendar/ Symbolic

Picture)

Built a major center in Guatemala

called TIKAL

Developed a writing

System called CODEX

used it to record information from

the bark of fig trees

(which is a book)

Developed a mathematical system

based on the number 20

Among the first people to use the number 0

They passed down a sacred religious

book of the Mayans(bible) called POPOL VUH


Mayans were known as people of corn ate a lot of crops beans squash avocado pear etc fruit

They over used the land

so they had to move out!

There was a drought so it

was hard for them to farm

They had royal wars so it made it hard to farm

& they died of hunger & diseases


Mayans were known as people of corn ate a lot of crops beans squash avocado pear etc fruit

Http://www.history.com/topics/maya

Http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/1574-the-ancient-maya-a-commercial-empire

Http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/19/explaining-the-mystery-of-the-vanished-maya/

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