These mesoamerican cultures used to burrow the belly (umbilical cord) of their children in two different parts depending of their sex. If the child was a male, then it was burrowed in the battlefield; but if it was a girl it was burrowed inside the home, for her not to get used to be far from home. Also depending on sex they where granted: Bow and Arrows- if it was a boy to learn to become a warrior. Little Pots made out from clay- if it was a girl for her to begin learning the home chores (today there still little pots are made for little girls)
For These cultures the education was taught in the first years by the parents. The girls were taught how to accomplish the usual home chores, while the boys where taught to be warriors or to do labors like harvesting, building, and that kind of abilities.
From the years 6 to 9, the children were raised in schools were they learned the town rules, the traditions, the society and there they selected their vocation.
These prehispanic cultures saw death not as the end of life, but as the beginning of a new one, or as the beginning of a long journey to their final destiny. To the death they were placed in fetal position, symbolizing the returning to the maternal womb. With the warriors and the high governors the cremation method to get rid of the body, while the rest of the population was buried. In some figures and pictures, a dog appears as men's best friend, and also the one who help him cross the infraworld river. For them there where three destinies:
Medicine and Botanic:
In different civilizations of Mesoamerica, there were special medics that passed their knowledge from father to son. They knew how to recognize the illness that affected the person and also the medical plants or herbs and rites to invoke the gods that were appropriate.
The mesoamerican cultures had a textile production that consisted of cotton, wild silk, rabbit hair, pita, ixtle, henequén, and different bird's feathers and animal skins. To decorate their art creations, they used colors that came from different sources like the white out of clay, red from the "cochinilla de grana", a kind of worm hat grows in the cactus, purple from a tree called "del brazil"(which means "from brazil"), orange from the seed of the "achiote" plant and black from the smoke of the wood of the pine tree. These cultures also produced paper to write books (used by priests and governors) made out of maguey tissue and the amate plant skin.
Of the different agricultural systems utilized by the mesoamerican cultures, the most important are the "chinampas" which are harvests in the middle of the lake, the protective "terrazas", their creation of canals for water distribution, the "barbecho", and the destructive rose. These cultures had two types of harvests: The temporal and the humidity one. Their main harvest was made out of: corn, beans, chía, pumpkin, cacao, tomato, chili, camote, jícamas and amaranto.
In most of the cities of mesoamerica an urban planning is appreciated, separating buildings from the administrative ones from the religion ones, and also from the ones used for habitation. They used for their constructions materials such as: palm, "adobe", clay pressings, concrete, that was made out of lime stones and mixed with cactus drool or egg skin. They made all their buildings on military or religious themes.