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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Inventions of the Mayans The Great Mayan Civilization The mayans Created Huge and great cities. They invented cementwhich helped make their constructionbetter and stronger. They also created cement roads which were much more superior to Roman roads.They also created srtong weapons and tools, which they could use to defend themselves and grow their economy. The mayans practiced many rituals for sacrificing to the gods. When the person sacrificed diedies they believed it to be one of the most noble deaths, along with death at childbirth and dying at battle.Blood letting ceremonies were a common practice to speak to the gods and royal ancestors they mostly practiced this during the beginning and end of the calendar cycle. Culture Rituals Mayan culture Today Science advanced knowlegde through collective learning The Mayans had a very sophisticated writing system.It had has over 1000 characters.Because of this system more knowledgecould made known. Natural resources The mayans used iron ore, chert, obsidianjadeite (which is harder than steel), they used jadeite for most of their tools and weapons. A Piece of written Language One was discovered at San Bartoloin Northeastern Peten, Guatemala, clear evidence that the maya werewriting more than 2,300 years ago. The maya today number to about six million people throughout Mexico. They also live in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. Lasting peices of Art deity statuette yoke-form vessel Government One noble family controlled onecity. Religion Their religion involved several aspects of nature, astronomy and rituals.Their buildings were usedfor religious rituals. blood wasviewed as a potent source of nourishment, and the sacrifice of living creatures was a powerful blood offering. Human sacrifice was the ultimate offering to the gods. Hierchy Kings,Priests,Nobles, commoners, serfs, workers, servenats and slaves. Everyday life as a commoner
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