Pottery, Glimpses of Daily Life Illustration

Maya Empire for Kids

In the ruins of the Maya cities, archaeologists have found many artifacts. Some of those artifacts are little statues made of clay. These little statues are detailed and brightly painted, and each shows a bit of daily life. Archaeologists have found a statue of a little ball player, someone wearing a very tall hat, and a musician shaking a rattle. Some statues are very scary looking, and probably have some religious meaning. Many of these little statues are actually whistles and rattles.

Archaeologists have also found larger pieces of pottery. Scenes were carved into the pottery, scenes of people in bloody battle, and scenes of scary critters.

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