How Did the Mayans Become Civilized

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A question that appears to be very interesting is how the Mayans became highly civilized, even though civilized cultures started around Agrarian time (6500). The ancestors of the Mayans were hunters but about 2,500 BC they adopted farming as a way of life. In the years from 300 BC to 250 AD organized Mayan kingdoms emerged. Then from 250 AD to 600 AD an advanced civilization emerged. The Mayans invented writing and they made great advances in astronomy and mathematics. It is understood that many Mayan people were very smart and they went on to live life in some advanced ways. People of the Mayan decent practiced slash and burn agriculture, they cut down an area of forest and burned the trees. They Mayans planted crops in May and harvested them in November, and when the soil would lose its fertility, the farmers would then 'slash and burn' another part of the forest. This leads me to say one reason they were highly civilized is due to their intelligence as farmers. Not only were the Mayans intelligent farmers, but they were also gifted architects. Some of the Mayan's architecture ranges from small huts, to large houses, to beautiful, elaborate temples. The Mayans built their temples on immense pyramids with steeped bases, and each side of the pyramid had a set of steps that lead up to the temple. The Mayans occasionally decorated their buildings with carvings made out of carved stone. The unbelievable creativity that the Mayans displayed was rare. The Mayans didn’t have a single Mayan state, Instead there was a people with a single culture and religion divided into many city states. Each city state or kingdom was ruled by an autocrat, which is a man with absolute power. Although they had unlimited power, Mayan rulers usually had a council of important men to advise them. Mayan people did not have animals for carrying bulky loads. All goods were carried by

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