Maya Civilization By DesireePresentation Transcript
By: Desiree Maya Civilization
There is wide disagreement among historians concerning both the geographical origin and later geographical spread of the advanced Maya civilization.
The Mayas settled fishing villages near the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Seas. Once they learned how to plant crops they moved inland.
Mayan religion was characterized by the worship of nature gods.
Mayan language had many dialects - Quiche, Cacique, Ketch, and Mama - is still spoken by about 300,000 persons, of whom two-thirds are pure Maya, the remainder being whites and of mixed blood are still spoken today, although the majority of Indians also speak Spanish.
The Mayans had a number system consisting of shells, dots, and lines. You could write up to nineteen with just these symbols.
Among their other accomplishments, the ancient Mayas invented a calendar of remarkable accuracy and complexity. At right is the ancient Mayan Pyramid Chechen Its, Yucatan, Mexico.