Ritual bloodletting was crucial to Maya rituals because
Blood had high significance to them and their gods
The first society of Mesoamerica, which founded traditions followed by all later societies, was the
The Olmec common people
delivered portions of their harvest for the maintenance of the elite classes living
The Olmecs traded extensively in all of the following items except
Arts such as Jade, Besalt, or ceramics, and local animal skins, Obsidian
Which of the following devices did the ancient Maya build in order to trap silt carried by the numerous rivers passing through the Mesoamerican lowlands?
Which of the following mathematical concepts, essential for positional notation and the manipulation of large numbers, was invented by Mayan mathematicians?
They invented the concept of zero which allowed the manipulation of larger numbers
The most flexible and sophisticated system of writing found in the ancient Americas was created by
The Chavin cult
A religion which appeared around 400 BC, spread through most of modern day Peru then vanished around 300 BC
One of the earliest Andean states, which left a remarkable artistic legacy through its ceramics, was
Which statement correctly describes the relationship between the aboriginal peoples of Australia and New Guinea?
Very isolated but a small amount of trading between the two
Malayan, Indonesian, Filipino, Polynesian, and other Oceanic languages are derived from
Austronesian languages spread by scattering peoples
Austronesian-speaking peoples became the first human settlers on this large island off the east African coast