The Maya

The Maya

by Naida Kirkpatrick

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Shows how the ancient Mayan people lived by describing their social, economic, political, religious, and cultural life, and looks at how archaeologists learn about ancient civilizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403403865
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Series: Understanding People in the Past
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Who were the Maya? — How do we know about the Maya? — History in pictures and words — Writing — Building a civilization — Maya government — What did the Maya believe? — Ceremonies and temples — The Maya calendar — Medicine and healing — Family life — Clothing — Growing up and going to school — Living on the land — The farming year — Maya homes — Cooking and eating — Sports and games — A Maya city — Architects and builders — Crafts and trades — Buying and selling — Transportation and trade — Weapons and warfare — Height of the Maya civilization — The Spanish Conquistadores — Decline of the Maya civilization — Spanish rule.

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