Historical Background Of The Mayan Civilization

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Civilization Mayan History
Historical Background:
11,000 B.C.E. the first hunter-gatherers started to settle in the Mayan highlands in the Yucatan Peninsula.
2,600 B.C.E. The maya civilization began in Guatemala.
300 B.C.E. Mayans began to start a society ruled by kings and nobles.
50 B.C.E. Cerros was a city built with temples and ball rooms and was a popular city that was then abandoned.
320 A.D. The Mayans found the city of Yaxchilan.
500 A.D. The city of Tikal was the biggest and greatest Maya city. The immigrants from the surrounding civilizations brought the ideas of weapons, ritual practices, captives, and human sacrifices.
950A.D. The maya …show more content…

The Mayans civilization was developed by the Mayans and is known for its hieroglyphic script which is the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas. The Mayan civilization is also noted for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomical system. Religion -The Mayan religion consisted of many aspects regarding nature, astronomy and rituals. Most gods represented a form of nature, including the sun god and maize god. Each day the Mayans worshipped a different god. Rituals like bloodletting, animal and human sacrifice were important and often practiced. These rituals were a big part of Mayan culture and they were performed to please the gods and bring fertility and happiness. Maize: technical or chiefly British term for …show more content…

Why were the Mayans Polytheistic, and what contributions did this make to modern-day society and culture?
In your opinion, what event had the biggest impact in the Mayan history?
What was the reason for the Mayans to enact bloodletting?
What type of economic system did the mayans use, and how did it impact their way of life?
How was the human sacrifice brought into the Maya civilization?
From what you know about the human sacrifice, when do you think the mayans adapted to it better? Sources https://www.thoughtco.com/the-ancient-maya-and-human-sacrifice-2136173 Minster, Christopher. “How the Ancient Maya Did Business.” ThoughtCo, 12 Oct. 2015, www.thoughtco.com/ancient-maya-economy-and-trade-2136168. Mayan Geography - Crystalinks, www.crystalinks.com/mayangeography.html.
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