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Daily Life Illustration

Maya Empire for Kids
Daily Life

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Maya people had a class structured society. At the top were the nobles and priests. They had a middle class of craftsmen, traders, and warriors. At the bottom, as usually in ancient time, were the farmers and slaves.

The Maya did not use their own people as slaves. Slaves were captured from other tribes.

Archaeologists have pieced together a great deal about the ancient Maya daily life from the artifacts they have found in the ruins of Maya Cities. These artifacts include pottery, clay figures, huge statues, and the remains of pyramids and temples.

Daily Life

Children & School

Social Structure & Slaves

Priests

Leaders, Nobles, & Fashion

Warriors

Craftsmen

Farmers

Households

Food & Maize

Clothing

Kids and School

Maya Beauty

Coming of Age Ceremony

Marriage

Maya Religion

Religious Festivals

Music & Dance

Pottery and Clay Figures Reveal Daily Life

Cities

Pyramids

Temples & Palaces

Ball Games

Government

Justice

The Mayas for Kids