A Conversation for Ancient Mayan Cultures


Post 1


A fascinating article.
I was intrigued to read that they had no metal tools. How did they cut the stones of their great buildings and then carve them so intricately?


Post 2


Hi Vestboy,

The simple answer is that they carved soft stone using harder stones! Obsidian and basalt were their main tool-making materials.

Gif smiley - geek


Post 3


I wondered if that was the case or whether they had some very clever way of doing it that has been lost in the mists of time.

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