Illustrating the Quiche Maya Calendar

Virginia G. Gibbs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Quiche Mayas of Guatemala were heavily dependent on the raising of corn for survival. Their daily activities were closely related to agriculture and so they developed a calendar which organized time in relation to the corn field cycles. Students will earning about Pre-columbian agriculture and will understand the structuring of time in different ways, according to the lifestyle of a culture.

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