• Mayan civilization contributions
    Mayan Civilization
    Mayan civilization contributions
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    Human Sacrifice
    Did Mayans sacrifice human
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    Located Mayan
    Major religions of Guatemala
  • Mayan Indians for Kids
    Maya For Kids
    Mayan Indians for Kids
  • When were the Mayan ruins built
    Mayan Ruins
    When were the Mayan ruins built
  • Facts about Mayan Calendar
    Facts About The Mayans
    Facts about Mayan Calendar
Chaac, God of Rain
Chaac, God of Rain
September 22, 2018
Chaac (also spelt as Chac) and Tlaloc are two important deities found in the traditional religious beliefs of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. These two deities were regarded as major gods due to the belief…
Facts about the Mayan Culture
Facts about the Mayan Culture
September 18, 2018
Although the Maya are well known for creating a multitude of art—sketches, wood carvings, stone works—they are perhaps best known for their pottery. Driven both by function and aesthetics, pottery became…
Mayan Civilization collapse
Mayan Civilization collapse
September 14, 2018
The Terminal Classic period in Mesoamerica between c. 800 and 925 CE saw one of the most dramatic civilization collapses in history. Within a century or so the flourishing Classic Maya civilization fell…
Ancient Mayan family life
Ancient Mayan family life
September 10, 2018
From the contents of graves and burial caches, the architecture of ordinary houses, and scenes painted on pottery, people are learning what an average Maya day was like. The typical Maya family (averaging…
Aztecs religion Facts
Aztecs religion Facts
September 6, 2018
Huitzilopochtli - The most fearsome and powerful of the Aztec gods, Huitzilopochtli was the god of war, the sun, and sacrifice. He was also the patron god of the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan. The…
Inca culture For Kids
Inca culture For Kids
September 2, 2018
The Inca society was based around strict social classes. Few people had the opportunity to improve their social status. Once a person was born into a social class, that was where they would remain for…
Aztec games for Kids
Aztec games for Kids
August 29, 2018
Wanting to learn more about Ancient Aztec games? Or maybe you want to play them yourself? Many of the games of the Aztec empire were popular long before the Mixtecs reached their new homeland, and many…
Maya civilization religion
Maya civilization religion
August 25, 2018
The Maya are a native Mesoamerican people who developed one of the most sophisticated cultures in the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of the Spanish. Mayan religion was characterized by the worship…
Aztecs Facts and History
Aztecs Facts and History
August 21, 2018
Skeleton with stone-encrusted teeth found in Mexico ancient ruins Archeologists have discovered the 1, 600-year-old skeleton of an upper-class woman whose skull was intentionally deformed and teeth were…
Mayan civilization Mysteries
Mayan civilization Mysteries
August 17, 2018
Angelyn Bass cleans and stabilizes the surface of a wall of a Maya house that dates to the 9th century A.D. A mysterious figure is shown painted on the wall in the foreground Four long numbers on the north…
Mayan Architecture
Mayan Architecture
August 13, 2018
That is the question two members of the current US House of Representatives pose in an in USA Today , writing: Congress is right to ask why NSF chooses to fund research on Mayan architecture over projects…
Books on Mayan culture
Books on Mayan culture
August 9, 2018
Ancient Maya writing What is known and unknown Over the years scholars have debated the question of what exactly the hallmarks of civilization are. Many consider the development of writing, mathematics…
Ancient Mayan civilization map
Ancient Mayan civilization map
August 5, 2018
In its heyday from about A.D. 300 to 900, the Maya civilization boasted hundreds of cities across a vast swath of Central America. Now archeological sites, these once-flourishing cities extended from Chichén Itzá in the northern Yucatán to Copán, about 400 miles to the south in modern-day Honduras. Each…
Maya sun God
Maya sun God
August 1, 2018
National Geographic is reporting on the remarkable discovery and analysis of a 1, 600 year old ancient Maya temple in Guatemala. Called the Temple of the Night Sun, it features a series of striking stone monuments, including various depictions of the Maya sun god as a shark, jaguar, and blood drinker…
Mesoamerica for kids
Mesoamerica for kids
July 28, 2018
The Olmecs The first civilization to evolve in Mesoamerica was that of the Olmecs. Around 1500 B.C., villages in Mesoamerica became more complex and specialized. These people formed a nation which they called Olmec. The Olmecs built huge religious stone emblems of their gods and rulers. Some of these…