They were able to record farming transactions.
Geography separates winners from losers.</li></li></ul><li>Cracking the Maya code<br /><ul><li>Maya people were in Central America and in Southern Mexico.
In the 16th century the Spaniards burnt all literature belonging to the Mayans.</li></li></ul><li>Cracking the Maya code<br /><ul><li>Many books, articles, artifacts were destroyed and was said to be deemed as demonic or devil worship.
In the 9th century the Mayan cities were abandoned.
Huge pyramids were held in capitals such as; Copan, Palenque and Tikal.
Some major Mayan discovers where made by Stuart in the Mayan code.
Once the system was discovered it all made sense.</li></li></ul><li>Little Ice Age<br /><ul><li>Between 17th and 20th century The Little Ice Age was known as the cooling period.</li></li></ul><li>The Little Ice Age<br /><ul><li>It began after the 13th century, where ice began moving toward the south from the Northern Atlantic.
Scientists still debate and argue over the start date.
Europe and North America got more intense winters because of the Little Ice Age.
Alliances were made and children were taken to form these, but they were treated like guest.</li></li></ul><li>Japan: Memoirs of a secret empire<br /><ul><li>Two powerful samamuris one named Leyasu formed alliances.
Leyasu took control of Japan when Hideoshi died.
Leyasu had many challenges to maintain control.
Lemistu was the first shogun with no battle experience.
No war but heavy punishment for people who disobeyed then.
Travel became safer and popular roads were developed.</li></li></ul><li>Catastrophe!<br /><ul><li>A volcano explosion in 535 A.D. called Krakatoa which was located between Sumatra and Java caused a devastating climate catastrophe.</li></li></ul><li>Catastrophe!<br /><ul><li> This caused global chaos.
The volcanic ash and sulfur dioxide went into the atmosphere, causing a twilight clouding the earth.
A 35 mile high tower of magma was created by the explosion.
This explosion was like a nuclear bomb creating a nuclear winter.
Thousand miles away, ash covered trees and streets. It was raining ash.
Scientists took notice to a reduced summer growth in the early 500’s when tree growth was stunted.
Scientist study the tree rings to discover climate changes and possible climate catastrophes.</li>
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