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The Mayas

test by Jasmine Vargas

QuestionAnswer
Where was the Mayan homeland located? Mesoamerica
What was the geography of the maya highlands ? fertile and rich soil, forested mountains, and vallys
What was the geography of the maya lowlands? hot and flat coverd in rainforest
Who rediscovered maya civilization? John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood
What farming technique did the mayas use? slash-and-burn agriculture
Where did mayas live in the pre-classic period? farming villages
Who were the nobles? people born into powerful families
What was mayas basic social unit? extended families
What were spheres of influence? areas strongly influenced by a ruler or government
What were kings beleived to be? to be descended from the gods
What was maya writing based on ? hieroglyphs
What was a codex ? an ancient book that was written by hand
Created by: jasminev4