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    Maya Civilization

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    Ancient Maya was a great civilization in what is now modern Guatemala. It became incredibly powerful because of a man called Fire is Born. This man would only be able to bring the Mayans to incredible heights because of cities like Waka. But this all wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the very first people to arrive in the land which would become Ancient Maya. Maya was built in a dense rainforest, with swamps and thin soil.(Daily Life in Maya Civilization) The first arrivals changed an inhabitable

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    The Maya Civilization

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    The Maya Civilization The Maya civilization is a very important culture that has left a great impact on our world today. They are known for their written language, art, mathematical system and astronomical system. The Maya territory includes Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, and southern Mexico. In these areas the Maya thrived in their religious practices, politics, and their use of the territory. The Maya culture has a long history that started in about 1000 BC. The history of the Maya is

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    Prisoners were the next more common things. When humans were sacrificed, is when something really good happened. This good things would be something like winning a war. Mayans taught that they came to live to serve and follow the god’s. Mayans were a civilization highly recognized by their type of art. Mayans invented a new style of building monuments. This monuments used to have stories and drawings in honor of the special god or person that the monument was dedicated too. Besides that, they Mayans also

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    The Maya Civilization

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    The Maya Civilization The ancient Maya once occupied a vast geographic area in Central America. Their civilization inhabited an area that encompasses Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and parts of the states of Chiapas and Tabasco, as well as Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. "From the third to the ninth century, Maya civilization produced awe-inspiring temples and pyramids, highly accurate calendars, mathematics and hieroglyphics, and a complex social and political order" ("Collapse

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    of The Maya Civilization Imagine if one of today’s greatest civilizations suddenly vanished off the face of the earth without a trace. There have been countless fallen civilizations in the past that have shaped up our world into what it is today, but of all civilizations, the Maya civilization sits on top as one of the most intriguing and mysterious one of all. Other ancient civilizations that collapsed in the past have left many clues to answer why they did collapsed, however, the Mayas almost

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    Early Maya Civilization

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    Early Preclassic Era is the time period when the beginnings of agriculture emerge in Maya culture. The earliest evidence of agricultural field burning and cultivation of maize along with other crops dates well before the beginning of the Early Preclassic period. Agriculture was already being practiced in some areas of Guatemala that were settled by distinctively Maya groups. The very roots of Maya civilization are obscure at best. However as our understanding of new and old discoveries increases

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    The Maya Civilization

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    society. In fact, during their most prosper centuries (250- 900 C.E.), the Mayas were able to expand their cultural, ideological and religious systems across Mexico and nearby countries. However, one question is often raised in the field of anthropology: Why do archaeologists consider the Mayan society either a chiefdom or a civilization? According to several researchers of that matter, the Mayan society was a civilization, because they possessed many characteristics exclusive to a state. By examining

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    Maya civilization

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    Mayans started to extend their territory. By the end, the Maya civilization was extended throughout Mexico and the Central American region. In the side of Mexico, the states included were, Chiapas, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatan. And in the Central American region, the states included were Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. By that time, the Mayans had expanded their territory. The people that lived in the Mayan Civilization were really successful and worker people. Most of the

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    unpredictability of the climate the Maya had to deal with crop loss and periods of famine, brought on by drought. Southern Maya regions, compared to northern Maya regions, received much more rainfall, and in turn suffered greater because of the dramatic climate shifts in rainfall. A journal article in American Scientist by Peterson, states that in recent years, evidence has mounted that unusual shifts in atmospheric patterns took place near the end of the Classic Maya period, lending credence to the

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    The Maya: An Ancient Civilization

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    The Mayans were an influential ancient civilization who created many things that are still used in modern society such as mathematics, the calendar, and pottery techniques. The traditions of the Maya were what connected the different cities because they did not have one single city ruling their civilization (Maloy 12). First of all, the Mayans did not believe in natural beauty. Instead they shaped their beauty by crossing their babies eyes, adding clay to enlarge their noses, and flattening their

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