This beautiful Mayan plate coming from Yucatan and decorated with black and orange painting , shows a lively hunt scene. The hunter of the center has already hunted a deer that takes over his head and his back. Surrounding this central figure other hunters are coming disguised with skins of deer, trying to deceive the animal that they want to hunt.
The lances had a tip hardened at fire or of stone or sharp obsidiana. They threw them with a darttrhower or atlatl.
The darttrhower consisted on a wooden big piece with a groove in the center.
This is the pyramidal Temple The Castle, located in Chichén Itzá.
The Mayan city of Chichén Itzá was built in a strategic place in the center of the Peninsula of Yucatan. It became an important commercial center that maintained contacts with other a lot of regions. It is believed that in her the invaders settled down Toltecas.
This watercolor represents a warrior that adorned the door of access of a temple in Chichén Itzá's Mayan city. The warrior goes adorned and armed in a similar way to the warring Toltecas, since the influence Tolteca was important in some Mayan territories. It takes a shield around the
wrist, bands protectors in an arm and in the legs and he goes armed with some lances.
The Mayan habitually buried its
deaths under the floor of the houses or in the field. Sometimes, however, they incinerated the remains or they buried them in caves, in underground deposits or in urns. The privileged classes were buried in very complicated tombs. A type of average burial for children consisted on placing to the body in a big urn, covered with a vessel of three paws or for a recipient fragment.
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