Daily Life in the Civilization of the Maya

Exploring some of the most important achievements of the Mayan civilization. Introduction Suppose you could fly over this entire region in just a few hours. What would you see? Beginning in Mexico and Central America, and flying south, you would see mostly rugged mountains. In the middle of the country, these highlands include volcanoes and[…]

Daily Life in Aztec Tenochtitlan

Exploring Aztec class structure, marriage, family life, food, markets, religious practices, and recreation. Introduction The Aztecs built their large empire in central Mexico. Suppose you are an Aztec child living outside Tenochtitlán in the 1400s C.E. One morning your father, a chili pepper farmer, takes you to the Great Market at Tenochtitlán. Your father finds[…]