Maya

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The Mayan civilization.

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  • The Mayans lived in Mexico; in modern day Guatemala.
  • The Mayans were great astronomers.
  • The Mayans made rubber.
  • Mayan Museum
  • They used a farming method called "slash-and-burn".  (Slash and burn could be used for 3-5 years and then you would  have to let the land replenish for 10 years.)
  • They had advanced mathematics.
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  • They were able to keep track of when eclipses happened and they were much further ahead in astronomy than Europeans.
  • There are many theorys of the end of the Mayan civilization. 
  • This is all the food we have.
  • They used latex from rubber trees and they mixed it with juice from morning glory vines to make rubber.
  • Which theory do I think was most likely?
  • The advanced math was useful in many different ways, for example they used it in architecture.
  • 1 X 2 = 2
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  • Theory 1; Warfare. Theory 2; Disease. Theory 3; Famine. Theory 4; Disaster or Environmental Change I believe the least likely theory is warfare because the Maya were peaceful people.
  • Famine, because their  use of slash and burn may have not been done properly leading to starvation, famine.
  • Where's all the food?
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