Essays Tagged: "Maya civilization"

A document based question about Mayas, Aztecs and Incas from the Global History Regents.

etween 300-1500 three advanced civilizations developed in Central and South America. Ruins from the Mayan civilization remain even today in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. The Aztecs, who co ... veloped civilization in the 1400's. At the same time, the Incas were building an empire in Peru.The Mayans were clearly very skilled architects that could create wonders with their resources. Document ...

(1 pages) 105 1 3.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Mayas Of north America.

The Mayas of MesoamericaThe Maya civilization started in 400 A.D. in the low lands of the jungle that be ... the Spaniard conquest at the beginning of XVI century. The difference from Teotihuacán, the Mayas did not create a unified political structure, but they formed quite a few cities with a common ... a common culture. The artistic forms, scientific knowledge and the monumental architecture make the Mayas the more civilized pueblo in different aspects in the American continent.The lower land of the ...

(10 pages) 84 0 2.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ancient Mayan Civilizations

The Ancient Mayan Civilization was built upon a rigid social structure based on their religious beliefs. They us ... liefs were based on the fact that nature elements had the power to either help or harm. The Ancient Mayans used their social structure and beliefs to shape their daily lives.The Maya were a very relig ... ee the spirits in the smoke.Kings would also give blood offerings, which would please the gods. The Maya had a strong belief in the afterlife. When a king or nobleman died, the Maya people believed th ...

(3 pages) 64 1 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Ancient Mayan Calander

On August 13th, 3114BC the Mayan calendars started to turn and it has been turning ever since. The Mayans are known for their o ... d bring unbalance to the Universe and result in the destruction of the human race.To understand the Mayan's obsession with their calendar, one has to first look at their religious beliefs. To start wi ... at is what their gods used to form the fifth creation of humans still alive today.It is because the Mayans believe that we are the fifth creation, that they are so obsessed with time and their calenda ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Document Based Question Essay on the Mayan, Incan and Aztec Societies

The Mayan, Aztec and Incan civilizations each contributed major accomplishments to the world today. Thes ... uilt a large road system, devised a complex irrigation system and developed their own language. The Mayans constructed the largest structure known until modern times, made drastic accomplishments in m ... te about the complexity and organization of these irrigation channels as shown in Document Four.The Mayans were advanced in the sense that they had unique architectural skills. They built the tallest ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Ancient Maya

Fill in Your Name!The Ancient MayaByEnglishThe Ancient MayansByHi, my name is , and this is my school report on Mayans.For as long ... ansByHi, my name is , and this is my school report on Mayans.For as long as I have known about them Mayans have held a special interest to me. Questions like, When did they start on their civilization ... really get into it, so I hope you have as much fun reading this as I had making it.IntroductionThe Mayan civilization is one of the most spectacular civilizations in earth's history. They made many r ...

(5 pages) 92 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Key- The story of an average woman thrown into danger when she purchases what she believes is a souvenir in Mexico. 1321 words.

uy.A search on the Smithsonian data base revealed that her little companion was the lost key to the Mayan Treasures. According to Mayan mythology, Ah Puch, the Mayan god of death, had bestowed to the ... elf-gratification. However, as a punishment towards the acts of adultery and moral decay within the Mayan culture, Ah Puch chose to hide the manuscripts.Nevertheless, Mayan mythology has forever hinte ...

(5 pages) 19 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Comparitive Amerindian Essay.

The Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans can be considered to be the greatest early American civilizations. All three are similar in m ... ions, however, are by no means the same; on the contrary there is a stark contrast between them.The Mayans had a very sophisticated astronomical system. This allowed them to create a calendar more acc ... stronomical system. This allowed them to create a calendar more accurate than the one in use today. Mayans also built the most sophisticated pyramids of all the Amerindian cultures. These pyramids wou ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.6 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Changes of Cultural Roles and Practices in Immigrant Communities.

symbols. Jacqueline Hagan discusses in her book Deciding to be Legal the effects of resettlement of Mayan communities, and gives us insight how the Mayan community is changed by these forces.The men o ... and gives us insight how the Mayan community is changed by these forces.The men of the Totonicapan Maya community are the family members who settled in Houston first to find jobs, and the rest of the ...

(4 pages) 45 0 3.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Comparing Civilizations

The Mayan civilization is a historical Mesoamerican civilization which extended across present-day Guate ... ss present-day Guatemala, the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, and parts of Honduras and El Salvador. The Maya civilization lasted about 3,000 years and featured a written language, architecture, a well-ord ... m. They were skilled as farmers, weavers, and potters. There are around thirty different indigenous Mayan languages although most people spoke Spanish also. Around 900 A.D., the Mayan society started ...

(2 pages) 47 0 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

History and origins of tobacco smoking

mmon to many Native American cultures of the Americas. It is depicted in the art of the Classic-era Maya civilization about 1,500 years ago. The Mayans smoked tobacco and also mixed it with lime and c ... ayans smoked tobacco and also mixed it with lime and chewed it in a snuff-like substance. Among the Mayans tobacco was used as an all-purpose medicine, and was widely believed to have magical powers, ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers

Art and Architecture of the Mayan Civilization in Mexico. It's a basic run-through of a typical Mayan city (different buildings you would find in it)

MAYAN ART AND ARCHITECTUREArt for the Mayans was a reflection of their lifestyle and culture. For th ... models, and terra cotta figurines from molds. Metal was very scarce and so it wasn't commonly used.Mayan Art during the period, 200 to 900 has been considered the most sophisticated and beautiful of ... 0 has been considered the most sophisticated and beautiful of the New World. There is few remaining Mayan Art, which includes funerary pottery, ceramics, a building in Bonampak (which is around Chiapa ...

(5 pages) 57 1 4.8 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Han Vs. Mayan

The Han and Maya Empires The Han Empire was formed in 202 B.C. and lasted until around 220 A.D. It came about th ... s lasting for four centuries. This was the beginning of the Han Empire. The actual beginning of the Mayan civilization is not as easily traced. They arose out of the end of the Olmec society around 20 ... is not really any solid evidence to show that the Olmec's were conquered by what was to become the Mayans. The way that the Han Empire emerged is solely significant in how their people led the ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Korean Civilization And Mayans Civilizations

Korean civilization and Mayans civilizations were very different. First of all, they are located in the opposite side of the ... , they are located in the opposite side of the world. Secondly Koreans belongs to Asian society and Mayans to Central and South Americans. They eat different kind of food, and live in different enviro ... of hay and mud. It was still weatherproof and waterproof but they had to make a new roof every year.Mayans in the other hand they don't have any record of how they came to where they were but they sta ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Early American civilizations, most notably the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans,

Early American civilizations, most notably the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans, were far advanced and demonstrated their developed cultures with references towards their hi ... lizations had proven their community strength by erecting substantial monuments. One example is the Mayan pyramid temple in Tikal, which was the tallest structure in the Americas until the twentieth c ... tructure had been built with arduous labor and an extended period of time, it is plausible that the Mayans had a long established religion and a large following. This supports claims of their advanced ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Aztecs vs. Mayas

The Aztecs and the Mayas are two of the most important civilizations in the history of Mesoamerican culture. The Aztecs ... ivilizations in the history of Mesoamerican culture. The Aztecs being warriors and mercenaries; the Mayas intellectuals and artists. Both cultures learned to adapt in different ways to the region wher ... s among the other tribes of this region and also the other islands. (Batalla).The beginnings of the Maya have been traced back to 1500 BC, their culture flourished between 600 and 900 BC. While not th ...

(3 pages) 31 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

A GIRL WHO DIDN'T BELIEVE IN LOVE

Once, there was a girl named Maya, she was a very beautiful girl, well educated, with a very good personality; she was kind, peac ... right ones, so that when we finally meet the right person, we know how to be grateful for that gift.Maya loved reading so much; she used to go to the library everyday to read all kinds of books and st ...

(3 pages) 45 1 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Disappearance of the Mayan Civilisation

Between the 300 A.D. and 900 A.D. the Mayan civilisation flourished in Central America south Mexico. Around 900 A.D., the Mayans left thei ... ly by 1000 A.D. It is said that there could be many reasons for the disappearance or decline of the Mayan civilisation. There are many theories concerning the disappearance of which some include epide ... y but no theory can be definite.One of the largest theories concerned with the disappearance of the Mayan population is the occurrence of a mega-drought in the Central America region. The drought theo ...

(2 pages) 22 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Civilizations of the Americas

The Mayan, Aztec, and Inca civilizations were the largest empires in the lands we now call Latin America ... e three great civilizations, built their empire in what is now southern Mexico and Central America. Mayan civilization had collapsed when the Aztecs built huge pyramids to their gods. The Aztecs built ... empire in the Andes Mountains. They also developed an irrigation system and their own language.The Mayans and Aztecs created accurate calendars and the Incas practiced brain surgery. All three of the ...

(3 pages) 1071 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Human sacrifice as performance

ffered by a couple of communities including the Aztec of Latin America, the Greeks, the Romans, the Mayans, and the Konds of India among many other groups. The communities had varying methods of offer ... s to their gods and even the sacrifices had different methods of being selected. For example, while Mayan sacrifices were slaves, captives captured during wars or raids on other communities, the Konds ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts