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