Cracking the Maya Code

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Cracking the Maya Code: Extra Credit Mary Grace Shea The Mayan people have a code of hieroglyphics that many archeologists have been trying to decipher for years. As the archeologists progress in the understanding of the culture and ruins they have slowly been decoding the Mayan code. From watching this video people can determine that the Mayan’s had, at some point crossed over the Bering Strait and settled in present-day Mexico and Central America. Their civilization was very complex in comparison to other isolated tribes that he Europeans had come in contact with in the 17 th century. The Mayan civilization has the characteristics of a historic civilization. These attributes include interaction with Europeans, such as the Spanish Inquisition. During this time, the Spanish brought diseases, like many historic civilizations encountered. Also, they lived during the historic era because they existed during the 16 th century. Also, they had pottery and advanced art and architecture. The architect Tatiana Proskouriakoff was hired to
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