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Ancient History

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The Mayas are best known for their spectacular architecture that made up their city centers, but they are also the most misunderstood of the great ancient civilizations. First, they were not the blood thirsty warrior society as they often portrayed; and second, they were the world's first environmental farmers, creating a thriving agricultural society on poor land through advanced farming techniques and a profound sensitivity to their environment. Chapters: Homeland and Geography; Network of City States; Culture - Ceremonial Warfare; Environmental Agriculturalists; Art and Architecture - Grand Architecture of Their Ceremonial Centers; Mathematics, Astronomy and Writing.