Basic concepts such as crop rotation and irrigation were not practiced. The ancient Maya used basic stone tools and flint axes to clear vines and underbrush. It was virtually impossible to cut down an enormous tree with such crude tools, so the larger trees were usually ringed with fire and killed off several years in advance. After the bushes and vines dried they were burned off. Seeds were planted just prior to the rainy season. The seeds were planted in shallow holes with digging sticks. Usually, corn seeds are planted, but sometimes squash seeds were alternated. If the rain didn't arrive at the right time, it meant great economic hardship. One man would usually work a plot or milpa of about 10, 000 square feet annually. Most of the plots were close to the owners home. Weeds were usually hoed with a flint knife soon after they germinated. In ancient Mayan times, in three months a man could grow enough food in his milpa to feed his family for a year.
The ancient Maya grew pumpkins, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, chili peppers, tomatoes, chote, avocados, breadfruit, papaya, cotton, tobacco, sweet potatoes, vanilla, cacao, and a wide variety of wild fruit. Ancient Mayans domesticated turkeys, bees, ducks, and dogs. A small hairless mute dog was most prized for eating. However, as soon as cattle, pigs, and sheep were introduced by the Spaniards the Mayans stopped consuming dog.
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The Aztec people/tribe were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica in t