Society: The Maya had a class society.
There were slaves, peasants, craftsmen, nobility, priests, and leaders.
There were also warriors. At the top were the nobles and priests. The
middle class had the craftsmen, traders, and warriors. At the bottom
were farmers, other workers, and slaves.
The Mayas wove beautiful fabrics. They made musical
instruments like drums, shell horns, and castanets. Their statues were
incredible and huge. Archaeologists can tell a great deal about
the ancient Maya from their
wonderful pottery and well crafted clay figures. The art they
created honored their gods, their leaders, and their daily life.
Slaves were people who were captured from warring
tribes. Slaves worked in the homes of noble families. Some slaves cared
for the children. Some cleaned the house. Still others worked in the
Nobles, & Fashion
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