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Maya Skies: Calendars, Seasons, and Time

Use this Helpful Handout to learn about the Maya (from Mesoamerica) and their observation of the sun and 2,000 year old calendar system to organize the events of their world, including building their extensive cities and monumental architecture that includes pyramids. Maya cultures are also expert mathematicians who developed the concept of zero.

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grades   4 5 6 7 8
nations
Maya
subjects
Astronomy, Mathematics, Social Studies, STEM
regions
Mexico, Mesoamerica
keywords
Astronomy, Maya, Math, Pyramids, Architecture, Solstice, Equinox, Agriculture
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