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"The Maya were an American Indian people who developed a magnificent civilization in Central America and south Mexico. The Maya civilization reached its period of greatest development about A.D. 250 and continued to flourish for hundreds of years..." (Hageman, Jon B. "Maya." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2012. Web. 25 Apr. 2012)
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EBSCOhost: WHO WERE THE MAYA?

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Sharer, Robert. "Who Were The Maya?." Expedition 54.1 (2012): 12-16. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 May 2012.

 

This article focuses on the evolutionary process of Maya civilization.

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The Rise and Fall of the Maya Empire

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"The Rise and Fall of the Maya Empire." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 16 May 2012.

 

This site provides a brief  overview of the Mayan empire, including its beginning, accomplishments, and "mysterious decline". It also includes video clips and a photo gallery.

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EBSCOhost: WATER GRAVES OF THE MAYA

EBSCOhost: WATER GRAVES OF THE MAYA | The Maya: | Scoop.it

Vesilind, Priit J. "Water Graves Of The Maya." National Geographic 204.4 (2003): 82. Middle Search Plus. Web. 11 May 2012.

 

An article discussing the Maya's use of cenotes ("pools and cave rivers") as large graves for victims of sacrifice as well as other individuals, who were placed there as part of their "sacred funerary rites".

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How the Mayan Calendar Works

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Johnson, Ryan, and Cristen Conger. "How the Mayan Calendar Works." HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Web. 11 May 2012.

 

Provides and explanation of the complexities of the Mayan calendar.

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Cracking the Maya Code: The story behind the centuries-long decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphs

Cracking the Maya Code: The story behind the centuries-long decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphs | The Maya: | Scoop.it

Lebrun, David. "Cracking the Maya Code." NOVA. PBS, 4 Apr. 2008. Web. 11 May 2012.

 

This link contains the full "Cracking the Maya Code video, a PBS/NOVA production that explores how the meaning of the ancient Maya's writings were finally deciphered. (approximately 52 min.)

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Mayan Artwork Uncovered In A Guatemalan Forest : NPR

Joyce, Christopher. "Mayan Artwork Uncovered In A Guatemalan Forest." NPR. NPR, 13 May 2012. Web. 16 May 2012.

 

Archaeologists have stumbled on a room full of wall paintings and numerical calculations in the buried ninth century city of Xultun.

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Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World

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Foster, Lynn V. Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World. New York, NY: Facts on File, 2002.

 

This book is available through Ocean State Libraries of RI and provides information on all aspects of Mayan culture.

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Lost Temples: Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza

Lost Temples: Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza. Dir. National Geographic. YouTube. YouTube, 13 May 2008. Web. 16 May 2012

 

Why did the Maya abandon their magnificent city of Chichen Itza?

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