By: Desiree Maya Civilization
Origin <ul><li>There is wide disagreement among historians concerning both the geographical origin and later geographical ...
Architecture <ul><li>The Mayas settled fishing villages near the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Seas.  Once they learned how ...
Religion <ul><li>Mayan religion was characterized by the worship of nature gods.  </li></ul>
Language <ul><li>Mayan language had many dialects - Quiche, Cacique, Ketch, and Mama - is still spoken by about 300,000 pe...
Number System <ul><li>The Mayans had a number system consisting of shells, dots, and lines.  You could write up to ninetee...
Calendar <ul><li>Among their other accomplishments, the ancient Mayas invented a calendar of remarkable accuracy and compl...
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  • Depending on where the Mayas settled they used different techniques of gathering food. The earliest Mayas hunted birds, monkeys, rabbits, deer, and other wild animals.
  • (especially the gods of sun, rain and corn), a priestly class, the importance of astronomy and astrology, rituals of human sacrifice, and the building of elaborate paramedical temples.
  • The Maya were one of the only ancient civilizations that understood the concept of zero. This allowed them to write very large numbers
  • The Pyramid of Kukulkan at Chechen Its, constructed circa 1050 was built during the late Mayan period, when Toltec&apos;s from Tulsa became politically powerful.
  • Maya Civilization By Desiree

    1. 1. By: Desiree Maya Civilization
    2. 2. Origin <ul><li>There is wide disagreement among historians concerning both the geographical origin and later geographical spread of the advanced Maya civilization. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Architecture <ul><li>The Mayas settled fishing villages near the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Seas. Once they learned how to plant crops they moved inland. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Religion <ul><li>Mayan religion was characterized by the worship of nature gods. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Language <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Number System <ul><li>The Mayans had a number system consisting of shells, dots, and lines.  You could write up to nineteen with just these symbols. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Calendar <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <3 THE END!!!! =PPP

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