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Feathers cacao skins of various kinds like leopard

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so it was a high value. Feathers, cacao, skins of various kinds like leopard were all being traded. only high ranked people wore leopard prints. -CHICHEN ITZA-standing agriculture -TULA-another focal part, has a ballcourt which is why the Olmecs are the mother culture, pyramids in palaces, -also has a skull rack in the middle of the city-recognition of violence and celebration of violence. -PLANKAY (?)-death date of placakey (a person?) on August 31, 683 a.d.- keeping track of time was an obsession and did a lot of work to make sure their system were precise as possible. But farmers don’t need these, they did it because they wanted to be very precise. It is kind of a political tool. The beginnings of writings took a lot of work and put them in a format and someone can read later on. For the maya, writing is for political activity. -PACAL- MAYA RULER-another ruler who was very wealthy and powerful. A jade mask was buried with him which gives him the face of the past. -idea of ritual and violence was very much incorporated by these religious rulers. They also engaged in self-mutilation. -maya ruler and his wife and all the fancy decorations these folks have. They are heavy with all these beads and jades hanging around them and also engaged in a ritual. One ritual: sting ray on
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