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INTRODUCTION The Mayan Civilization was an Ancient Native American civilization that grew to be one of the most advanced civilizations in the Americas The people known as the Maya lived in the region that is now eastern and southern Mexico Guatemala Belize El Salvador and western Honduras The Maya built massive stone pyramids temples and sculpture and accomplished complex achievements in mathematics and astronomy which were recorded in hieroglyphs After 900 the Maya mysteriously disappeared from the southern lowlands of Guatemala They later reappeared in the north on the Yucatn Peninsula and continued to dominate the area until the Spanish conquest Descendants of the Maya still form a large part of the population of the region Although many have acquired Spanish ways a significant number of modern Maya maintain ancient ethnic customs PRE-CLASSIC PERIOD The Pre-classic period is the span of time in which the foundation of the more modern Mayan civilization was formed The people went through huge developments in society and built up strength Early Mayans were farmers and helped the community in keeping up the fields They first used sticks to punch holes in the ground but later assumed more advanced farming techniques Their main crops included maize corn beans squash avocados chili peppers pineapples papayas and cacao which was made into a chocolate drink with water and hot chilies Hunting and fishing were also a source of food for the early Mayans They often hunted rabbits deer and turkeys which were made into stews When they were not hunting fishing or working in the fields Mayan men and women took part in crafting useful items such as stone tools clay figurines jade carvings ropes baskets and mats Women specialized in making clothing such as ponchos loincloths and skirts Like other ancient farming peoples the early Maya worshipped agricultural gods such as the rain god and later the corn god Eventually they developed the belief that gods controlled events in
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