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Mayan Writing, Mathematics and Astrononmy. Mayan Writing. The last writing deciphered They started 2300 years ago Not all evidence supports that There are about 800 signs This is called a syllabary. This wasn’t their own writing Origins go back to Veracruz The Mayans created a scripture

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The last writing deciphered
  • They started 2300 years ago
  • Not all evidence supports that
  • There are about 800 signs
  • This is called a syllabary
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This wasn’t their own writing
  • Origins go back to Veracruz
  • The Mayans created a scripture
  • It was the most complex scripture
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It is the first evidence of writing
  • But only in America
  • Stella's represented all the letters
  • Stella's contains information on rulers
  • They used Hieroglyphic writing
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Hieroglyphics represent sounds
  • Mayan texts were beautifully painted
  • It represented a complete sentence
  • Blocks were the same size
  • Contains stuff about the rulers
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The base number was 20
  • System was based on signs
  • Read from bottom to top
  • A dot represents 1
  • A bar represents 5
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Its called a binary system
  • Math was used a lot
  • Math geniuses were a gift
  • Math’s used for religious purposes
  • They kept track of time
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It was used for engineering
  • Many water reservoirs were constructed
  • The Mayans also had a calendar
  • This needs lots of math
  • Complex mathematical theorems helped
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