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|Slash and burn
|farming techniques; cut trees and then burn them to provide ash enriched soil Methods to clear land for planting
|from central America-Yucatan Peninsula (present day Belize and Guatemala, also parts of Mexico can to central American in the early 1500BC Pyramids, sophisticated mathematical and calendar system,
|Hieroglyphics-pictures and symbols to record their thoughts and ideas
|260 day calendar to keep track of religious ceremonies Pyramids were used as tombs and temples for religious ceremonies
|some trading farmed-squash, beans, corn, chili, peppers, cacao grew cotton-cloths grew sisal-rugs and rope mountains areas they had metals-such as obsidian, jade, cinnabar, and hematite
|studying mathematics night sky (astronomy)
|city-states each state own ruler when ruler dies son takes over as ruler
|turkeys, rabbits, and rodents (rats/mice)
|What were the 2 Mayan calendars?
|260 day calendar for religious purposes 365 day calendar for Agricultural reasons
|What 2 gifts did the Mayan's give the world?
|Writing-own form of writing Calendar-Much of our present day calendar is based upon the Mayan 365 calendar
|Where did the Mayan's live?
|Yucatan Pennisula-Central America (Presently Belize and Guatemala), also parts of Mexico