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1

building design

architecture

2

the study of the stars and planets

astronomy

3

a structure with a flat base and sides shaped like triangles

pyramid

4

a symbol that can represent a word, an idea, or a sound

hieroglyph

5

The Maya civilization arose in _____ instead of river valleys.

rain forests

6

Maya ____ assisted a city's ruler and were in charge of marking time.

priest

7

Warfare was important to the Mayas because they could make ___ of captured farmers and workers.

slaves

8

Maya mathematicians figured out the concept of ____ long before other people did.

(Math) zero

9

The Maya calendars were very accurate because the Mayas were skilled in _____

astronomy