The Mayans customized their teeth. They would carve holes into their teeth and fill the spaces with different stone inlays. They used minerals like jadeite, hematite, pyrite and turquoise. The stones also had specific meanings as jade may have symbolized pure breath or elegant speech.
Maya people at the ancient city of Tikal in Guatemala used a mineral called zeolite to decontaminate drinking water in one of their large reservoirs. It’s the oldest known example of water purification in the Western Hemisphere.
Central American Stingless Bees have been cultivated by Mayans for thousands of years. The bees are regarded as pets and their hives hung in and around the home. Some hives have been recorded as lasting over 80 years, being passed down through generations.