links give you more information about the Mayas and their
ancient, advanced civilization.
Mayan Ball Game
The Mayan Ball Game was a religious experience that had
great rewards for the winners and deadly consequences for
Fought Huge Civil War, Evidence
New evidence suggests
that the Mayas fought the equivalent of a massive civil war,
not just a series of regional battles, as has been
about the Mayas
The main focus here is on math and astronomy, but this site
also does a good job of putting the Mayan experience in
perspective. These people were incredibly advanced in
thinking for the time. Find out why.
This fun interactive exhibit highlights information
related to ancient and modern Mayan culture.
The Mayas used a calendar that is more sophisticated
than our own. In fact, they used three! Find out more about
these fascinating time-tracking devices.
of Ancient North and South
A short list of dates and places for the ancient American
cultures. Doing a report on the Incas, Aztecs, and Mayas?
Get your dates straight here.
This site has a cool clickable map. Choose a part of Central
or South America, click on it, and find out about what life
was like in that part of the world before the Europeans
People and History of
Much more than a timeline, this tremendous resource is also
a series of links to words and pictures that bring the
history of Mexico to life, from the very beginnings. This
site is an excellent example of how the study of history
must include people, not just dates and places.
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