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Mayan Mathematics

From www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.ukl

Hernán Cortés, excited by stories of the lands which Columbus had recently discovered, sailed from Spain in 1505 landing in Hispaniola which is now Santo Domingo. After farming there for some years he sailed with Velázquez to conquer Cuba in 1511. He was twice elected major of Santiago then, on 18 February 1519, he sailed for the coast of Yucatán with a force of 11 ships, 508 soldiers, 100 sailors, and 16 horses. He landed at Tabasco on the northern coast of the Yucatán peninsular. He met with little resistance from the local population and they presented him with presents including twenty girls. He married Malinche, one of these girls. 

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Maya History Suggests Trade Patterns Played Key Role In Collapse

This undated image shows the Uxmal Mayan ruins. New research suggests trade patterns in Maya history could have played key role in Maya collapse.
This undated image shows the Uxmal Mayan ruins. New research suggests trade patterns in Maya history could have played key role in Maya collapse.

The Huffington Post

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Posted: 05/27/2012 12:19 pm Updated: 05/27/2012 12:36 pm

 

Maya history--and the civilization's "collapse"--continue to occupy the minds of archeologists. Some research points to a series of droughts as playing an important role in the Maya demise. Other researchers propose the ancient Maya were less resilient to fight for survival due to religious beliefs.

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