Mesoamerican Modernity.

Find out all about Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs, Mixtecs, etc..

Olmec Farmland

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The Olmecs are the oldest Mesoamerican culture which involved agriculture. They farmed many crops, such as squash, beans, and maize. They started farming when they realized the land around the rivers was good for farming. They then a started building irrigation systems for the crops. Most of the food they had came from the farms.
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Mayan Corruption?

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Yes, mayans also had a government. They created a hierarchical government ruled by kings and priests. They had no armies, but warfare played and important role in religion, power, and prestige. The Mayans did use human sacrifice, and sometimes went to raid other communities to obtain victims.
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Religious Aztecs.

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Aztec religion was a very complex interaction with gods. It mostly was made because of the fear of nature and of the end of the world. According to the Aztecan culture, it took the gods 5 tries to crete the world.
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Toltec Architects.

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Square and blocky, the Toltec architectural style was square and blocky. When the Toltecs invaded Yucatan, they took the architectural style from the mayan as well. Some of the most famous Toltec structures are the Chichen Itza, the Uxmal, and the Kabah.
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Teotihuacan Lands.

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Teotihuacan housed up to 200,000 residents and encompassed 12 square miles. The teotihuacan ruins are located in the center of the Mexican plateau highland.
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Mixtecan Artistic Vocabulary.

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The Mixtecs used a logographic writing system. The language the Mixtecs used was the Otomanguean language family of Mexico. Also the art work they used to do consisted in sculptures of their beliefs and gods.
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