Ancient Mexico

Ancient Mexico Treasure Chest

Around 1500 BCE, ancient Mexican cultures began the cultivation of maize and cultural traits such as a complex mythological and religious complex, a vigesimal numeric system. In this period villages began to develop into chiefdoms, and large ceremonial centers developed. In the subsequent pre-classical period, the Maya and Zapotec civilizations developed complex centers at Calakmul and Monte Albán respectively. During this period the first true Mesoamerican writing systems were developed in the Epi-Olmec and the Zapotec cultures, and the Mesoamerican writing tradition reached its height in the Classic Maya Hieroglyphic script.

1. Road to the Sun Gods with lesson plans
2. "How Would You Survive as an Aztec?"
3. "The Corn Grows Ripe" by Dorothy Rhoads

4. Ancient Mayans
5. Ancient Incas

6. Terracotta figure in ceremonial dress
7. Terracotta water jug
8. Aztec ceremonial alter
9. Aztec solar calendar
10.Zapotec weaving
11. Huichol beaded gourd bowl
12. Golden nose ornament
13. Mayan Corn God
14. Mochica clay vessel
15. Terracotta Chacmool reclining figure

16. Andes Manta CD

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