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The pith of the plant was taken out and cut into long strips. These rich resources enabled settlers to build farms and create food surpluses, encouraging a concentration of people that over time grew into villages and then cities. In the city states of Mexico, and especially among the Mayas, elaborate stone architecture was common. They also provided many of the roots of human civilization all the way to the present including the practices of monument building, written articulation of legal codes, and the construction of the legal and political infrastructures necessary to run a central government of a state.

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