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2 The Maya Civilization The Great Pyramid Builders Of Central America Grant, Braxton, Olivia, Ashtar Only Click Here PUT THE SOUND ON

3 Table of Contents Where were the Mayan? Where were the Mayan? Where were the Mayan? Where were the Mayan? What was the Mayan government? What was the Mayan government? What was the Mayan government? What was the Mayan government? What was the Mayan religion? What was the Mayan religion? What was the Mayan religion? What was the Mayan religion? What was the Mayan agriculture like? What was the Mayan agriculture like? What was the Mayan agriculture like? What was the Mayan agriculture like? How did the Mayans Contribute? How did the Mayans Contribute? How did the Mayans Contribute? How did the Mayans Contribute? Bibliography Page Bibliography Page Bibliography Page Bibliography Page Thank You Page Thank You Page Thank You Page Thank You Page

4 Location The Mayans Lived near or on the Yucatan peninsula. Some also lived by the Usumacantina river. They lived in modern day Mexico The Mayans Lived near or on the Yucatan peninsula. Some also lived by the Usumacantina river. They lived in modern day Mexico

5 Government The Mayan had a Monarchy as their government. The Mayan had a Monarchy as their government. They had kings and priests They had kings and priests All of the priest’s actions had to be consulted by the king. All of the priest’s actions had to be consulted by the king...

6 Religion The Mayans were polytheistic and believed that gods determined the course of an event for each person’s life. The Mayans were polytheistic and believed that gods determined the course of an event for each person’s life. To the Mayans the sun was a god. They believed in after life, and often made sacrifices to the gods. To the Mayans the sun was a god. They believed in after life, and often made sacrifices to the gods. The city’s they lived in were also ceremonial centers. The city’s they lived in were also ceremonial centers..

7 Agriculture Their crops were squash, munioc, cocoa, cotton, beans, and maize. Their crops were squash, munioc, cocoa, cotton, beans, and maize. Their domesticated animals were dogs and turkeys. Their domesticated animals were dogs and turkeys. The Mayan people hunted deer, rabbits, jaguars, and they were gatherers. The Mayan people hunted deer, rabbits, jaguars, and they were gatherers.. Only Click Here

8 Cultural & Scientific Contributions Their cultural contributions were textile arts, and ceremonial songs, dances, and foods. Their cultural contributions were textile arts, and ceremonial songs, dances, and foods. Their scientific contributions were a pyramid that was also a calendar, observatories for astronomy, the number zero, the calendar, and writing Their scientific contributions were a pyramid that was also a calendar, observatories for astronomy, the number zero, the calendar, and writing.

9 Bibliography Social Studies Maya Binder Social Studies Maya Binder

10 Thank You From: From: Olivia Kreft Grant Miller Braxton Alexander Ashtar Abboud


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