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northern Guatamala
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As trade increased, villages grew
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in 200, built large cities in Mesoamerica
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reached height between ad 250 and 900
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cities were linked through trade
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king held highest power, had religious and political power
priests, rich merchents, and noble warriors were upper class
lowwer class were farmers (most Mayan people)
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lower class had to pay rulers by giving part of their crops and goods
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lower class built temples and served in the army
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god could be helpful or harmful
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gods needed blood to prevent disasters or end of the world
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people offered blood by piercing tounge or skin
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made human sacrifices
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developed 2 calenders
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first to use zero
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made temple pyramids
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civilization collapsed in the 900's
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reasons died: rebel against kings
war
not enough food
climate change
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