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The maya and the sea

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The maya were great sailors, during the late post-classic period they had a large network of maritime trade routes, from Veracruz to Honduras, which greatly influenced in the cultural homogeneity that characterizes them. The cannoes were built by hollowing out large harwood tree from the jungle. Some of their vessels had a capacity for up to 40 oarsmen and had a prow and stern that were higher than the rail which made them more stable and easier to maneuver. All through the coast they created constructions used as shrines and at the same time as signals for high risk areas
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The Mayan Home

The Mayan Home, Yucatan Travel
The nuclear  or multi-family mayan family was formed of the parents and children’s and also occasionally included other members, including who were or were not related by blood. The type of house that they inhabited depended on their social status, and could shelter one or more families. The high nobility occupied places in the center of the city, while commones lived in what was known as palapas, or huts around the cities, each with their family garden whose produce was generally for family consumption. The traditional houses had a wooed structure with a thatch roof and an area under the
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