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1 Culture and Daily Life By Zoe Lash, Eunice Lee, Ethan Rothstein, Nick Kim, Catarina Kim

2 Clothing ➔ The huipil has been traditional clothing since the beginning of the Mayan time for women. ◆ Women also wore Cinta (hair ribbon) ◆ They also wore a faja (sash) ◆ They also wore a Rebozo (Shawl) ◆ Women also wore a Corte (Skirt) Catarina/ Ethan

3 Clothing Mayan cloth was important part of their culture. They believed that clothing can transform a person and that the person also can transform the clothing.Many women wear plain color, full-length dresses sewn from a variety of bright color material. Huipil; blouse made of lightweight cotton with the brocade pattern Corte; a skirt made of cotton, and the fabric that is typically woven on treadle looms. Faja is to tie the blouse and skirt together Cinta, a ribbon to their head. Mayan men wore a strip of cloth around their hips and through the legs. White or multicolored shorts made od cotton Sandals made with animal skin called sandalias pantalon:; pants under capixay capixay; overshirt that they wear

4 Currency ★ Instead of using money for trade, salt obsidian or gold were used instead. ○ Trade was a huge part in the Mayan Society ○ Trade was usually based around on food like fish ○ The most common use of trade is cocoa beans ○ They also used copper and jade Eunice/ Ethan

5 Major Buildings Architecture:the important key for understanding the evolution of their ancient civilization (the mayans). Mayan architecture is important, because it is one of the few aspects of the Mayan lifestyle. The temples made were important, and (also) pyramids, leading to the top where sacrificial rituals took place. Most, or all the buildings were made of stone, which still stand today. Kings lived in stone palaces, other people live in clustered areas, and when the wood or thatch would rot, they tore it down and started all over. Nick Temple or pyramid >

6 Population ★ From A.D 250 to 900 A.D the Mayan Population was from 5,000 to 50,000 people ○At the peak of the Mayan population there were about 2,000,000 people there. ○In the city of Tikal there were about 5,000 people. ○In the city of Capan there were about 25,000 people. ○ Although, if the population was about 50,000 there were about 5 times as many sacrifices in the Mayan society over time. ○ Which made the population drop significantly Ethan Play video

7 Beliefs and Practices The Mayans are native Mesoamerican people who developed one of the most sophisticated cultures in the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of the Spanish. Mayan religion was by the worship of nature gods such as the gods of sun, rain and corn. They studied the importance of astronomy and astrology, rituals of human sacrifice, and the building of temples. The maya believed that when the sun and moon set they went to an underworld. They also believed that mountains and hills were the homes of ancient gods. Mayan priests were in control of education and rituals too! Zoe

8 Schools The Mayans received a different kind of education than the one we have today. Only the high authority had a good education Zoe

9 Interesting Facts -The Mayans thought that the world was created on August 11, 3114 BC and thats the date their calendar counts from -Mayan children were named according to the day they were born -One of the practices the Mayans would do was press boards on babies foreheads to create a flattened surface. -Another practice was to cross the baby's eyes. In order to do this, they would dangle an object in front of a newborn baby's eyes until his/her eyes were permanently crossed -The colossal heads that were made still stand, but are a mystery, because no one knows why they were made. Eunice

10 Works Cited Zoe-"Mayan Beliefs." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Aug Web. 15 Sept Eunice- "Express. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express." Express.co.uk. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept "Latin American History." About. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept Caterina- Buzzle. Buzzle.com, n.d. Web. 15 Sept Ethan - "Maya." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 15 Sept Nick- "10 Most Beautiful Ancient Mayan Temples." Touropia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept "Latin American History." About. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept


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