• Books on Mayan civilization
    Mayan Civilization
    Books on Mayan civilization
  • Human sacrifice in Mayan culture
    Human Sacrifice
    Human sacrifice in Mayan culture
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    Located Mayan
    Mayans location map
  • Mayan Timeline for Kids
    Maya For Kids
    Mayan Timeline for Kids
  • History of Tulum Mayan ruins
    Mayan Ruins
    History of Tulum Mayan ruins
  • Facts about the Mayan Culture
    Facts About The Mayans
    Facts about the Mayan Culture
Compare and contrast Mayans and Aztecs
Compare and contrast Mayans and Aztecs
May 11, 2021
Aztecs vs Mayans Aztecs and Mayans are both ancient American civilizations that the conquering Spaniards encountered when they set foot on that continent. There were some important differences between…
Pre Mayan civilization
Pre Mayan civilization
May 7, 2021
Now they can. An archaeologist and a linguist have for the first time deciphered the ancient writing system called epi-Olmec. They determined that it was closely related to ancient Mayan writing, which…
Inca History for Kids
Inca History for Kids
May 3, 2021
Until the 1400s AD, the Pacific coast of South America was made up of a lot of small independent kingdoms. These kingdoms often raided each other, but then they went home again and made peace. This was like the city-states of ancient Greece, or the Etruscan period in Italy. Then one of those kingdoms…
Mayan civilization achievements
Mayan civilization achievements
April 29, 2021
The Maya strongly believed in the influence of the cosmos on daily life. Consequently, Mayan knowledge and understanding of celestial bodies was advanced for their time: For example, they knew how to predict solar eclipses. They also used astrological cycles to aid in planting and harvesting and developed…
Mayan civilization end
Mayan civilization end
April 25, 2021
Even more than 1, years after their disappearance, it’s clear the Mayans had a good thing going. This was a civilization with hieroglypics, mathematics and art. This was a civilization with pyramids, agriculture and a complex economy. Sure: The Mayans enjoyed the occasional human sacrifice, and their…
Mayan warfare
Mayan warfare
April 21, 2021
Mayans used clubs, axes, knives and stabbing spears in hand-to-hand combat, called melees. The Mayan war club was especially formidable because it had rows of obsidian blades along its length. The club was able to cut as well as break bone. The Mayans used axe blades made of obsidian, flint, bronze or…
Aztecs Geography
Aztecs Geography
April 17, 2021
Alliance Noun people or groups united for a specific purpose. assault Noun violent attack. Aztec Noun people and culture native to Mexico and Central America. Aztec Empire Noun (1325-1521) area of land in Mesoamerica conquered and ruled by the Aztecs. Also called the Aztec Triple Alliance. capital Noun…
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, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as…
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 of the larger structures such as the High Temple, a 33 meter tall temple. Since it was still occupied…
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…