Unformatted text preview: centralized to their leaders. The models used to help archaeologists to interpret the date are borrowed from other societies. 3. We do have the right to assume that there were central rulers. Some ways that we know the power was centralized to the ruler is that every single Mayan king has created some form of monument to prove his power. Some still stand and some are in ruin. Mayan kinds were expected to legitimize their claim their power, so one of the ways was to build a temple or a pyramid. Just like the Egyptians and the Mesopotamians....
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- Fall '08
- Political Philosophy, Maya civilization, Mayan languages