In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They gave bangles for African slaves, opium for the silver of China and beads for the gold of the Incas and Mayas of South America.
- It was in their time that a genocide of Mayas took place in Guatemala in the 1980s.
- Highly developed cultures, including those of the Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs, and Aztecs existed long before the Spanish conquest.
- The corn breads of the Aztec and Maya, tortillas and tamales, remain highly visible in Mexico and the rest of what was Mesoamerica, and have become prominent in N. America too, and indeed internationally.
- The heirs to the Incas and the Mayas, and those of the myriad other Indian nations that peopled the continent in the pre-Columbus era, have a long tradition of resistance.
- Nonetheless, by the 1970s it was increasingly difficult for Mayas to continue their mixed subsistence economy, living off the land through horticulture, hunting, and selling of natural resources such as honey and chicle.
- Between Mayas and Aztecs came the Toltecs, who incised five holes on their human-bone flutes.
- They have a description of Hurakan's role in the creation epics of the Mayas.
- The dark-haired, dark-eyed Mexican was as tough as those Mayas in his home country he spoke so much about.
- In the short term, these state environmental policies have simultaneously hindered Mayas ' reliance on subsistence economies as well as their ability to profit commercially from tourist development.
- The great civilisations of Central America - Toltecs, Aztecs and Mayas - were dangerously short of protein, with only the occasional big guinea pig for Sunday lunch.
- We note that ‘the ancient Mayas were passionate smokers and so were their gods.’
- This essay examines the shift from a mixed subsistence - based economy to a commercialized tourist-oriented economy from the perspective of indigenous Mayas in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
- Inheritance depends on a witnessed written or oral testament of the deceased, and since many people die without indicating their preferences, family disputes after death are very common among both Mayas and Ladinos.
- Much better represented in scholarly literature and the popular imagination would be the Aztecs and Mayas of Mexico and the Incas of Peru.
- Although a few Mayas settle for steady work in better - paid industries such as construction or fishing, allowing them to support families and maybe even improve their lot, more commonly they flit from job to job in search of better work.
- I think my love for mathematics may have come from the Mayas, one of the first civilizations to deeply understand mathematics and astronomy.
- In this respect and in their more southerly location they were different from the ancient Maya and the Aztecs, with whom it is natural to compare them.
- Conversely, the Mayas, being well advanced in the study of solar astronomy, are said to have been much less vulnerable than earlier European peoples to the appearance of solar eclipses.
- Some civilizations, most notably the ancient Greeks and the Maya, firmly resisted empire, finding their main expression as systems of warring city-states.
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