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In community, the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya all played ballgames, which included a rubber ball and a hoop. Another similarity is they all moved to Southern Mexico. The difference between them is the Olmecs played ball games and it brought rain. The Almecs lived in apartment houses and the Maya lived in mud huts.
Ancient Civilization of Mezo-America
In Agriculture, the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya all grew enough food to survive and eat.
Another similarity is the Maya, Aztec, Olmec's all are expert farmers. A difference between them is the Aztecs have man-made islands, the Olmec's fished, and the Maya did a lot of grinding.
By Gianna Visconti
In Science/Math, the Aztec, Olmec, and the Maya all have astronomy. Astronomy means a study of celestial objects such as stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and nebulae. They also have another thing in common; they all have calendars. Something that they don't have in common is the Aztecs have elevated roads with bridges, the Olmec's carve items, and the Maya invented the number zero.
In writing, the difference between the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya is the Aztec had pictures. The Olmec has the earliest known writing in America. Also, the Maya had text on the tiles that they had. Something in common is they all have books to read. Another thing in common is they all have had glyphs in their books.
In trade, a differenece between the Olmec, Aztec, and the Maya is the Aztec traded animal skin. The Olmec traded jade which is a type of stone from the earth. The Maya traded with other groups. A similarity is they all traded in a large center in a public place. Another similarity is all of them somtimes go to markets to trade.
A difference in art is the Olmec's made pottery and they wove. The Aztecs made music drums to play and the Maya had images of their Gods. One similarity is they all made mask heads to wear. Another similarity is they all made jade sculptures which is made out of stone.
In social organization a similarity between the Olmec, Aztec, and the Maya is they have temples. A temple is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities such as prayer and sacrifice. Another similarity is the top dogs are the priests and they are the most powerful people. A difference between the Olmec, Aztec, and the Maya is the Olmec's made art, the Aztecs worshiped to the Gods and the Mayas religious people were at the top of the Maya.
This is Jade.
These are masks that they made.