Essays Tagged: "mayans"

Maya Creation

The Mayans believe that Mother Earth was a gigantic monster. It was an alligator, toad, and a turtle com ... attended her. All nature was alive and it was constantly dying and being reborn (Burland 1771).The Mayans are American Indian people who lived in southern Mexico (Miller 'Maya' Grolier). The Yucatan ... of the Mayan Empire. It had flourished between 250 and 950 A.D. (Seligson 'Honduras' Grolier). The Mayans also had lived in Mexican states: Yucantan and Chiapas, British Honduras, Guatemala, Honduras ...

(5 pages) 149 0 4.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Bah'a'i Faith" I choose the faith for a research paper, which is most popular in the middle east. sources included

for all people. Hundreds of different countries, territories, and tribes are practicing the faith. "Mayans, Dutch, Polls, Mexicans, Greenlanders, Apaches, South Africans, Indians, Swedes, Pakistanis, ...

(5 pages) 75 1 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


WHY THE MAYAN EMPIRE COLLAPSEDINTRODUCTION TO THE MAYANSThe ancient Maya once occupied a vast geographic area in Central and South America. Their civi ... d to remain and provide continuity (though in some cases, virtually no one remains like the case of Mayans)Internal factors, including population growth and environmental degradation, worked with clim ...

(4 pages) 138 1 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology


rced their navels as a rite of passage. Roman soldiers pierced their nipples to show their manhood. Mayans pierced their tongues as a spiritual ritual, and both sexes of Victorian royalty chose nipple ...

(3 pages) 43 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Ancient Latin American Civilizatioins.

great civilizations have existed in different areas in the world. In Latin America, there were the Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs. These three civilizations were each great and special in their own ways. ... shall soon learn each of them had the similarity of greatness, and yet were one unto themselves.The MayansThe Mayans were located on the Yucatan Peninsula between 2400 B.C. and 900 AD. Most of them we ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

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

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 ... s the tallest structure in the Americas until the twentieth century. This temple evidenced that the Mayans had great skill when it came to architecture and the building of great structures. Mayan arch ...

(1 pages) 105 1 3.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Mayan and incan civilizations compare/contrast

wn by their Mayan back rounds, considering that the Inca civilization only lasted 100 years and the Mayans longer. The Incans were taken over by the Spaniards. When the Spaniards came they burned many ... they had burned the books of hieroglyphs. So the only civilization known for their writings are the Mayans. Today's scientists have discovered 40% of the hieroglyphs from the Mayan civilization.In bot ...

(1 pages) 71 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Definition esssay ...need to define the word..chocolate

de of that are the cocoa beans. The dark bean is first crushed and then roasted creating chocolate. Mayans and Aztecs believed that chocolate had been brought from paradise and that it brought wisdom, ... e and that it brought wisdom, and power from eating it. It was greatly valued by the Aztecs and the Mayans. There are hundreds of variations of chocolate: light to dark, bitter to sweet, liquid to sol ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

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 obsession with time and had once been thought to worship it. It is true t ... obsession with their calendar, one has to first look at their religious beliefs. To start with the Mayans believe that we are the fifth creation of humans to exist. According to them, the gods have c ...

(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

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

Compare and contrast the Aztec civilization and the Mayan civilization.

surroundings and their technology. The Europeans and historians today find that the Aztecs and the Mayans where similar in some ways of life like their culture, their technology, their religious even ... ime.The Aztecs had several calendars, and each day was controlled by two gods. The Aztecs, like the Mayans, believed that the universe had been created five times and destroyed four times. Each time t ...

(10 pages) 266 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mayan Architecture

s "Mesoamerica". In Maya were many active volcanoes, which were used to get stone for building. The Mayans were good hunters, because they had to catch their own food for dinner (Internet #1). Living ... hey had to catch their own food for dinner (Internet #1). Living around 1000 B.C. to 1697 A.D., the Mayans had 3 main periods of time. These periods were called, the pre-classic period, the classic pe ...

(4 pages) 68 0 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Mayans, The Aztecs, And The Incas

From 250 A.D. to the late 1500's A.D., three advanced civilizations, the Mayans, the Aztecs, and the Incas controlled Central America and South America. Each of them was dif ... nced and had many great achievements.The earliest Latin American civilization was the empire of the Mayans. They controlled most of the Yucatan peninsula and part of southern Mexico. The Mayans were k ... developed a sophisticated counting system; the Incas also had an advanced counting system like the Mayans. Mayans communicated through the use of hieroglyphics. They had over 800 symbols that represe ...

(4 pages) 108 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Possible Causes for the Disappearance of the Ancient Mayan Civilization

During A.D. 300 and 900 mayans flourished through much of Central America and in Yacatan in Southeren Mexico. It is said tha ... eaning "Little sea" has helped us to understand a bit about the environment in the region where the Mayans lived. David Hodell, Mark Brenner and Jason Curtis took core samples from Lake Chichancanab. ... yan civilization all but disappeared. Archaeologists and historians have debated the decline of the Mayans for centuries. With a primary thought of social upheaval as the root cause. Only recently, ha ...

(4 pages) 60 0 3.1 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Short essay on the level of sophistication of the Incas, Mayas, and Aztecs C.E 900-1450.

History11/1/04Short essay on the Mayan, Aztecs, and Inca C.E 900-1450The civilizations of the Mayans, Aztecs, and Inca were sophisticated compared to the other civilizations in America. They wer ... nd monumental structures. Large temples, such as the Mayan pyramid temple in Tikal, showed that the Mayans were organized and sophisticated, since they managed to gather a labor force and control them ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

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

History of Body Piercing and Tattooing.

y as 2000 BCE in China (History of Body Piercing). Evidence for the practice of body piercing among Mayans, Aztecs, Romans, Egyptians and Victorians is also prevalent. According to the History of Body ... tattooing can be dated back to 12,000 BCE, and was extremely popular among the Maori, Polynesians, Mayans, Egyptians, and the Chinese. However, for many years, tattooing was shunned by the Anglo Saxo ...

(1 pages) 28 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Commentary on "The Last Americans".

sis with apathy. These people feel that the environmental collapse of ancient societies such as the Mayans is only pertinent to the present day decline of distant countries such as Somalia and Afghani ...

(2 pages) 43 1 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The comparison of Aztec and Mayan Religion.

and Mayan cultures, their ways of life, and their technology. Today we find that the Aztecs and the Mayans were similar in some ways of life like their culture, their technology, and some religious be ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

History and origins of tobacco smoking

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 chewed it in a snuff-like substance. Among the ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers