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“The Dawn of the Maya” 2004 National Geographic documentary.
According to the information presented in the video, complete and type the following questions for the next class.
What are the arguments presented in the video as the possible cause for the beginning of the great Maya culture?
What evidence suggests an earlier Pre-Classic Period as the origin of the Maya civilization? Where is the proposed location of this origin?
How does this finding change the previous state of knowledge?
Describe the large city of El Mirador.
Which is one of the tallest pyramids of the world one and where is it located?
Describe in detail the Classic Period tomb where the king Pacal was discovered?
What is the significance of jade and cinnabar used in graves?
What is the significance of the Pre-Classic Period city of Cival?
What is the significance of the Pre-Classic Period of the city of San Bartolo?
What do scientists suggest is depicted in the discovered murals?
Explain the myth illustrated in the Popol Vuh?
What kind of tools did the Maya use to quarry materials for their buildings?
What are the arguments presented as the possible cause for the demise of the Maya culture?
How can you equate their demise to today’s environmental circumstances?