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Mayan Mesoamerican civilization
Mayan Mesoamerican civilization
April 13, 2021
The Maya were a mysterious ancient civilization with advanced writing, mathematics and astronomical systems, and who s predictions linger in todays headlines. Overview The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization…
Temple Maya
Temple Maya
April 9, 2021
Located in northern Belize, Lamanai was once a considerably sized Maya city. The ancient ruins are not completely uncovered yet. Archaeological work has concentrated on the investigation and restoration…
Aztec Maya Inca
Aztec Maya Inca
April 5, 2021
Aztecs The Aztec Empire was located in central Mexico. It ruled much of the region from the 1400s until the Spanish arrived in 1519. Much of the Aztec society centered around their religion and gods. They built large pyramids as temples to their gods and went to war to capture people they could sacrifice…
Incas History
Incas History
April 1, 2021
INCAS, an American Indian people of Peru who in the two centuries before the Spanish discovery of America conquered an area stretching from the southern border of present-day Colombia to central Chile. Centering on the city of Cusco (Cuzco) in the Peruvian Andes, the Inca domain included the coastal…
Mayan animal gods
Mayan animal gods
March 28, 2021
Since the beginning of human history, people have lived in close contact with animals—usually as hunters and farmers—and have developed myths and legends about them. All kinds of creatures, from fierce leopards to tiny spiders, play important roles in mythology. A myth can give special meaning or extraordinary…
Maya civilization Astronomy
Maya civilization Astronomy
March 24, 2021
Mayan Astronomy The Maya were quite accomplished astronomers. Their primary interest, in contrast to western astronomers, were Zenial Passages when the Sun crossed over the Maya latitudes. On an annual basis the sun travels to its summer solstice point, or the latitude of 23-1/3 degrees north. Most…
Mayan Civilization Economy
Mayan Civilization Economy
March 20, 2021
Subsistence items were those used on a daily basis: food, clothing, tools, basic pottery, salt, etc. Subsistence Items and Trade: Early Maya city-states tended to produce all of their own subsistence items. Basic agriculture - mostly production of corn, beans, and squash - was the daily task of the majority…
Ancient Mayan warfare
Ancient Mayan warfare
March 16, 2021
Although the Maya were once thought to have been peaceful (see below), current theories emphasize the role of inter-polity warfare as a factor in the development and perpetuation of Maya society. The goals and motives of warfare in Maya culture are not thoroughly understood, but there are several kinds…
Authentic Mayan
Authentic Mayan
March 12, 2021
The authenticity of the Grolier Codex has been disputed for the last four decades. A group of researchers who revisited the rare Maya text now argue that there s no way it could be a forgery. If the 800-year-old Grolier Codex is indeed authentic, it would be the oldest known paper manuscript from the…
Aztec Mayan gods
Aztec Mayan gods
March 8, 2021
The Mayan and Aztec religions are part of Meso-American beliefs. Along with the Zapotecs and Mixtecs, Mayans and Aztecs believed in a vital force that distinguished living matter from non-living, or animate vs. inanimate. Mayans worshiped nature deities, had a priest class, valued astronomy and astrology…
Who were the Mayans for Kids?
Who were the Mayans for Kids?
March 4, 2021
When the Olmec rulers began to lose control of their country about 600 BC, new leaders came forward and took over ruling in Central America (modern Guatamala). These were the Maya. Archaeologists divide Maya history into four time periods, the Pre-Classic, the Classic, and the Post-Classic. The Pre-Classic…
Ancient Mayan civilization for Kids
Ancient Mayan civilization for Kids
February 28, 2021
Human Ancestors Prehistory is the large time period of history before humans developed writing or a written history. It is difficult to pinpoint the year when writing officially began, but sometime around 3500 BCE is when the first organized writing system appears (about 5500 years ago). Human prehistory…
Tikal Mayan civilization
Tikal Mayan civilization
February 24, 2021
The ancient Maya city of Tikal, in modern-day Guatemala, flourished between roughly 600 B.C. and A.D. 900. Starting out as a modest series of hamlets, it would become a great Maya city-state with more than two dozen major pyramids. Tikal is a recent Maya name that means “at the waterhole.” It was named…
Maya civilization government
Maya civilization government
February 20, 2021
The Maya were a pre-Columbian civilization that are known for their fully developed written language and advanced astronomical understanding. They are also known for the Maya long-count calendar that is still studied and analyzed in modern times. The noble head of the ruling family in each city had the…
Ancient Aztec map
Ancient Aztec map
February 16, 2021
1847 Disturnell Map may show us that the Aztecs did not Migrate North, but Migrated South. Map shows us that the Aztecs once lived north of Hopi tribeThe map is connected to the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and shows three migration points depicting a southerly migration route beginning in Utah and…
Incas region
Incas region
February 12, 2021
Villagers in Cuzco, Peru, dressed in colorful shawls, or chompas, mingle with city-folk and tourists during a festival.. Credit: Jesse Lewis The Inca Empire was a vast empire that flourished in the Andean region of South America from the early 15th century A.D. up until its conquest by the Spanish in…
Where were the Mayans?
Where were the Mayans?
February 8, 2021
The Mayans society left behind many artifacts that show us just how advanced the culture was. They were hunters and farmers, as well as artists and scientists. The artwork of the Mayans was rich, ornate and detailed. The details on the people s buildings were made with stone and stucco, though many of…
Where was the Aztecs located?
Where was the Aztecs located?
February 4, 2021
An ancient Aztec pyramid in Mexico. (Photo: Images ) Related Articles Mexico has been home to many different cultures and civilizations through the centuries, including the Aztec. The Aztec Empire rose in the 13th century and flourished in central Mexico. Most of the ancient Aztec sites are located in…
Aztec Culture History
Aztec Culture History
January 31, 2021
This is a specific subject page, dealing exclusively with, or primarily with, the subject in the title. Because of need, there are many such pages at RHWW: usually, but not always, linked to primary pages. For those in a hurry, they enable a quick summary of many important subjects. The menu for these…
Mayan hieroglyphics for Kids
Mayan hieroglyphics for Kids
January 27, 2021
The Maya had two kinds of calendars, a religious calendar called the Tzolk in and a solar calendar called the Haab . Every 52 years the two calendars would start on the same day. They would celebrate the New Fire Festival on this day (El Fuego Nuevo). All the fires throughout their households would be…
Map of Aztec civilization
Map of Aztec civilization
January 23, 2021
Most people today are somewhat familiar with the Aztec empire. But it may surprise you to know that there is a great deal of disagreement over what kind of an empire it really was. This Aztec empire history may surprise you. Of course, even the term Aztec is a bit misleading. It s a name that is used…