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The Mayas


Where was the Maya homeland located? Mesomerica.
What was a problem of the rain forest? It had thin and fragile soil.
What was the Mayas' farming technique? Slash-and-burn agriculture
What was the ancient Mayan ruins buried under? Under a growing rain forest
What were the three major Maya buildings? Pyramids, temples, and palaces
Where did the Mayas live during the Pre-Classic period? In farming villages
Most Mayans were peasant _____ who lived on lands outside the city. Find the missing word. farmers
What did the Mayan people use as currency(money) beads,beans, and feathers
What did each major Maya city have? A king
How did Maya kings increase their power? Through warfare
What was Maya writing based on? Hieroglyphs
List two of the Mayas' intellectual achievements. 1. Advanced writing system 2. Kept records in a codex
What did Maya mathematicians create? An advanced number system
What were three ways that the Mayas decorated buildings? Sculptures, bright paint, and murals
What did Maya artists make from jade and pearls? Jewelry and masks
Created by: ritar1