Mayan Class Structure

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D Block Research Question: How does the agriculture, class structure and religion help the growth and poem of the Maya Empire? If the doomsday is coming upon us, what are we going to do? According to the Maya calendar, the end of the world would occur on December 21, 2012 — which luckily didn’t happen. The Maya, except for their advanced knowledge of mathematics and astronomy which allowed them to develop a complex calendar system, also made great achievements in agriculture, language and architecture. The Maya Empire was developed on the Yucatan Peninsula in the eastern part of Mesoamerica that included the modern-day southern Mexico, Belize, most of Guatemala, and part of Honduras and El Salvador. It reached the peak of its power and influence…show more content…
Their advanced agricultural techniques, natural resources and the management of land and water enhanced their agriculture and brought abundant and dependable food supply for the growing population in the Maya empire. In addition to providing the food, agriculture also supplied the clothes and shelter for people. Reliable food production was so important that it enabled economic growth, helped them to enjoy a higher quality of life, and allowed the Maya culture to flourish. (Cartwright, 2015) Therefore, agriculture was not only a mean of living, it was also the backbone of the Maya society and it played a critical role in contributing to the growth of the Maya Empire. The next paragraph will explain the social structure of the Maya and how it helped the growth and maintain the power in Maya…show more content…
They turned adversity into opportunity, they developed agricultural technology to survive the natural challenges. They learned how to maximize the land’s productivity and adopted intensive methods of cultivation in order to feed the large population and allowed them to prosper. In addition, they have a well and strictly organized social structure, it gave each class duties and responsibilities that helped the civilization as a whole. Moreover, their beliefs in gods determined the ways of which the Maya adapted to their environment and organized their society. Religious ceremonies, rituals and even games bridged the gap between the natural and supernatural worlds to ensure the order and
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