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What civilizations developed in the Americas?

The Maya, Aztecs, and Inca Empire

The Mayan Empire

male dominated in society, Yucatan Peninsula, Social life-agriculture + trade

The Maya Religion

polytheistic-many gods, human sacrifice/praise gods, built huge pyramids

The Maya Achievements

Math-concept of Zero, Astronomy-calender

The Fall of the Maya

warfare +outside conflicts + disease + environmental factors, 900-civilization disappeared

The Aztecs Social life

Male-dominated, received goods from conquered peoples, traded with other areas

The Aztecs Religion

polytheistic + cannibalistic, human sacrifice

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