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THE MAYAS AND THE AZTECS

º http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/CIVAMRCA/MAYAS.HTM

º Culture of the Mayas, way of life.

º Where did they developed (Mesoamerica)

º Urbanism, urban center, capital,buildings.

º http://www.buenastareas.com/ensayos/Ensayo-De-Economia-Y-Cultura-De/251632.html

º Type of food they cultivated.

º Way of trading (routes)

º Types of religion they practiced(polytheistic, naturalist and dualist)

º http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/meso/cultures/maya.html

º Mayas were divided in groups.

º Sophisticated writing system.

º Very goodartists, to express their culture.

º http://www.aztec-history.net/aztec_economy

º Based on the agriculture.

º Famous by its chocolate, both in liquid and solid.

º Started using money, whichhad not been seen before in this cultures.

º http://enloehs.wcpss.net/projects/candc/merg/dmimerg7/dmimerg7.htm

º Chiampa farming system.

º Traded witch other civilizations by river.

ºCrop rotation techniques.

º http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/essays/cot/t4aztecra.htm

º Complex religious believes affected every part of their lives.

º Use of adobe.

º Most agriculture wasbased on grains.

THE MAYAS ECONOMY AND CULTURE:

The Maya’s economy was based on farming, principally in corn. This civilization started trading from different towns by river, and they did notcount with any kind of money nor cash, so they just exchanged with different needments.
The Mayas had other ways to survive; they also hunted, gathered, fished, and domesticated animals to use theirmilk, and their meat.
As I said before, the Mayas focused everything with their religion, so they were constantly scarifying people to offer them to the gods to have a good crop.
The Mayas werebasically born in Mesoamerica, witch is today known as Central America, more specifically by Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua, but their capital was in Mexico, Teotihuacán, what today is Mexico City.
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