The Mesoamerican Ball Game
Lecture no. 21 from the course: Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
Created 3,500 years ago and still played today, the Mesoamerican ball game was the New World’s first organized team sport. More than just a game, it reenacted mythology, symbolized war, and pleased the gods. Investigate where it was played, along with its rules and variations.