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The Mayans
Location <ul><li>Yucatan Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican and Central American rainforest </li></ul>
Modern-day countries include <ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Guatemala </li></ul><ul><li>Honduras and Belize </li></ul>
Important Cities <ul><li>Chichén Itzá, the premier city-state </li></ul>
Economy <ul><li>Based on agriculture (irrigation) and trade </li></ul>
Government <ul><li>Collection of city-states ruled by one king </li></ul><ul><li>Upper class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priests...
Government (continued) <ul><li>Everyone else were peasants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>paid taxes to king (corn) </li></ul></ul>...
Religion <ul><li>Polytheism </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramids </li></ul><ul><li>Priest preoccupied with time </li></ul><ul><li>Hu...
Achievements <ul><li>Hieroglyphics </li></ul><ul><li>Complex calendar system </li></ul><ul><li>Astronomy </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 1. The Mayans
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Yucatan Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican and Central American rainforest </li></ul>
  3. 3. Modern-day countries include <ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Guatemala </li></ul><ul><li>Honduras and Belize </li></ul>
  4. 4. Important Cities <ul><li>Chichén Itzá, the premier city-state </li></ul>
  5. 5. Economy <ul><li>Based on agriculture (irrigation) and trade </li></ul>
  6. 6. Government <ul><li>Collection of city-states ruled by one king </li></ul><ul><li>Upper class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nobles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warriors </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Government (continued) <ul><li>Everyone else were peasants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>paid taxes to king (corn) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No rights for women </li></ul>
  8. 8. Religion <ul><li>Polytheism </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramids </li></ul><ul><li>Priest preoccupied with time </li></ul><ul><li>Human sacrifices </li></ul>
  9. 9. Achievements <ul><li>Hieroglyphics </li></ul><ul><li>Complex calendar system </li></ul><ul><li>Astronomy </li></ul><ul><li>Number system </li></ul>
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