National Geographic : 1935 Nov
© National Geographic Society WOMEN NEVER HAVE A PLACE IN MAYA CARVINGS Therefore archeologists must reconstruct their daily lives from modern Indian women or pottery figurines. So fine were the gar ments that Spanish conquerors mistook them for silk. Homes, looms, and coiffures were nearly the same then as in Guatemala today. Paintings by H.M. Herget THERE WILL BE TOASTED TORTILLAS FOR DINNER Corn, still a staple food throughout Mexico, was prepared inthe old Maya days much as itistoday. Dried kernels were boiled with a little lime and then groundtodough inastone mortar. Turkeys, bees, and dogs were domesticated byMexicans before the Spanish Conquest.