Mayans

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  • Mayans!
  •  Aqueducts 
  • Roads
  • Mayan cities began around 700 BC with populations around 5 to 50 thousand people. Mayans were very civilized, they had many achievements like making rubber before there was vulcanization, a complete writing system, and a 365 day calendar just to name a few.  
  • 365 day calendar
  •  One of their great achievements were aqueducts. Aqueducts helped bring water to them, they didn't have to walk very far to wash clothing, water crops, and use to drink.
  • How did the Mayan Civilization come to an end?  List all theories, and tell what you think disproves at least one other theory.   
  • disease 
  • One of the Mayans greatest achievements are roads. Some of them are still around today. The most famous "road" is found in Coba, a Mayan city. This specific "road"  is 10 to 30 feet wide. The longest Mayan "road" is 60 miles long. 
  •   How did the Mayan Civilization come to an end?   Which theory do you think most likely happened?  
  •  Another great achievement was the 365 day calendar. This calendar used 3 different dating systems, the Tzolkin, Haab, and Long calendar.The Tzolkin has 20 days in it, the Haab has 365 days. 
  • The 365 day calendar 
  • warfare
  • There are several theories that lead to the Mayan's civilization to fall.There are disease, warfare, famine, and environmental change. These are the theories that lead the Mayan's civilization to fall.
  • famine
  • environmental change
  • Disease is the theory I think lead to the Mayan's civilization to fall. Yellow fever might have come to the Americas in the 1500s, but "plant hopper" disease was going around at the time. The "Plant Hopper" disease comes from a bug called Peregrinus maidis, and this bug hops on the crops spreading this disease.
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