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Chapters 14&15

History Flashcards

Mesoamerica it is a region that includes the southern part of what is now Mexico and parts of the northern countries of Central America
Maize it is the same food as corn
Obsidian it is a sharp, glasslike volcanic rock
Pacal he was the king of the city Palenque
Observatories they are buildings to study astronomy
Popol Vuh it was a book where Maya legends and history were written
Rebel it means to fight against authority
Aspects parts
Causeways it’s raised roads across water or wet grounds
Conquistadors they are soldiers
Hernán Cortés he led a small group of conquistadors to Mexico in 1519
Moctezuma II the Aztec emperor who believed Cortés was a god
Codex an ancient book that kept historical records
Pachacuti the ruler who led the Incas to expand their territory
Quechua the established language of the Incas
Llamas animals that are related to camels but native to South America
Atahualpa one of a former Inca ruler's son who fought for power
Francisco Pizarro he led conquistadors to Peru during Atahualpa’s reign
Masonry stonework
Motive reason for doing something
Distribute to divide something among a group of people