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Mayan powerpoint


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Mayan powerpoint

  1. 1. MAYA<br />Raquel Smith <br />Espanol II - Grade 10 <br />
  2. 2. Language:<br />Mayan itself is a language and most Mayan descendants now speak Spanish. <br />There are 21 separate dialects attributed to Mayans. <br />The Mayan language was spoken 5,000 years ago.<br />
  3. 3. Geography:<br />The Mayans lived in Central America which consists of southern Mexico. It’s located south of the tropic cancer and north of the equator. <br />
  4. 4. Government:<br />Government was an important part of the Maya civilization. <br />Priests seemed to be the most significant and ran everything. <br />Many of them were rulers of the cities. One of the most famous rulers was Lord Pacal. <br />What was surprising was he became king at 6 and legally took the throne at 12. <br />He was a priest/ruler and king for about 50 years before he did.<br />
  5. 5. Religion:<br />In Mayan religion it mostly consisted of the worship of nature gods. Gods like of the sun, rain, and corn. <br />They showed the importance of astronomy and astrology. <br />Rituals of human sacrifice and the building of pyramidical temples. Some of the Mayan religion still lives on today.<br />
  6. 6. Social Levels:<br />The Mayans had 3 main social levels:<br />Royalty- lived in palaces.<br />Wealthy- lived in large houses near palaces.<br />Poor- lived in outskirts of town and they were poor.<br />There were slaves, peasants, artisans, nobility, priests, and leaders. <br />
  7. 7. Daily life: <br />Husbands would come home waiting for a hot bath and dinner. The women made sure their dinner was prepared for there men. <br />They would only serve them, but oddly they didn’t sit down and eat with them. They would enjoy their dinner. <br />Later they would create clothing for their families to wear.<br />For the everyday lives of the women it was basically quite simple. They stood home and played the role of a house wife. <br />They woke up as early as 4:00 am and fed there families. There husbands at 5 am would go with their sons to the fields and farm. <br />When that was done the sons would go hunting and kill birds and things of that nature. <br />
  8. 8. Architecture:<br />The hay huts were a basic structure for Mayans and most of the Mayan population lived in these types of houses. <br />They were made from resources around the area like the walls consisted of mud and stone. <br />They stood up by wooden poles. The Mayans architecture advanced over time and the buildings were big but they weren’t that tall.<br />