Floating Gardens 10 Paper Maker 35(+1) Pyramid 42 (-2) Stele 33 Wat 7 Paper maker is a huge help to an early economy and gold multiplies very well through the game. The more I think about it, the more I have to compare the pyramid and floating gardens. They are both come in the ancient era (a bit later for the gardens) and both give science, but science though pop also lets you work tiles or make specialists, while +2 science just sits there. Sure the beakers from the pyramid never go away while other civs can catch up with the pop of the Aztecs (assuming no lakes, since they are fairly rare), but the extra pop over that period should leave the Aztecs far ahead of the Maya in terms of science, and everything else. I just don't think the Floating Gardens are as good as the Paper Maker...but I might end up changing my mind on that if I sleep on it another day.