Mayan Civilization Research Paper

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Native Maya Civilization
Let start with what is Maya art, the art of the Maya, as with every civilization, is a reflection of their lifestyle and culture. The art was composed of delineation and painting upon paper and plaster, carvings in wood and stone, clay and stucco models, and terra cotta figurines from molds. I had so many topics to choose from, but I was most interested in Native art, Maya civilization. Why was I so interested in this topic? This is because when it comes to this form of Art it is a lot to learn about. So many different things take place when it comes to this type of Art. The people of this time believed in Moon, Sun, and Death. In This time Animals were also very highly praised and looked upon. Doing my research I you will
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The Maya made temple-pyramids the glorious centers they had great stone cites. Another Maya monument, built in the ninth and 10th centuries A.D., is at the center of the city of Uxmal in the Yucatan, it was said that this was known as the Pyramid of the Magician or Sorcerer. According to the archeologist the Maya believed it was built by the gods of magic. I always wondered how the Maya built these structure without the technology we have today, but in fact they one of the smartest people of this time. There mathematic was most praised now than ever. I say this because we have today so many this that can do the math for us for example calculators and computer. When it came to the Maya they had nothing but the use of their brains. The importance of astronomy and calendar calculations in Mayan society required mathematics, Maya constructed very early a sophisticated number system. Advanced than any other in the world at the time. The Mayan and other Mesoamerican cultures used a vigesimal number system based on base 20, probably originally developed from counting on fingers and toes. The numerals consisted of only three symbols: zero, represented as a shell shape. A dot; and five, a bar.