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1 Joaquin Perez Westhill Institute Early World History-April 2010

2  Earliest occupation (highlands and lowlands) about 13K years ago.  2000 B.C. to 250 AD (Village Farming)  250 AD to 900 AD (Classic Period)  900 AD to 1500s (Post-Classic Period)

3 The Maya Area

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5  Quiche Maya  Cakchiquel Maya

6  Huaxtecan Maya (Gulf Coast, Tamaulipas)  Yucatecan Maya (dominant language today)  Lacandon (Chiapas)  Cholan Maya (Central America)  Tzeltalans Maya (Chiapas)  Kanjobal, Tojolabal, Motozintlec, and many more.

7 Mayan Architecture

8  Temple Pyramids  Palaces  Small huts Temple Pyramids Palaces Small huts

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12  City States  Ritual Centers  Large population

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14  Highland: slopes and ridges

15  Lowlands

16  Cotton  Cocoa  Corn  Ga  Garden items: papaya, avocado, sapodilla.

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19  Warlords: rulers-top  Vassals: foot- soldiers  Merchants  Artisans, serfs  Slaves & war captives

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21  A complete cycle: interlocking 13 numbers with 20 named days

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25 Astrology

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30  Quetzal feathers  Jade

31  Estimated population  Highlands *Guatemala  The Yucatan Peninsula  Chiapas *Mexico  Around the world *caused by war

32 Thank You


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