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Chapter 14-15 vocab


Mesoamerica-a region that includes the southern part of what is now Mexico and parts of the northern countries of Central America.
Obsidian-a sharp, glass like volcanic rock.
Pacal-a king who had a temple built to record his acheivments as king.
Rebel-to fight against authority.
Popol Vuh-where Maya legends and history were written.
Observatories-buildings to study astronomy.
Causeways-raised roads across water or wet ground.
Hernan Cortes-a man who led a small group of Conpuistadors to the Aztec empire and was thoght to be a god by Moctezuma II. He was given gifts by Moctezuma II and captured Moctezuma II after seeing that the Aztecs had gold.
Moctezuma II-the Aztec emporer who mistakenly thought that Hernan Cortes was a god and brought his
Motive-for doing something.
Codex-an acient book where the Aztecs kept writen historical records in.
Pachacuti-an Incan emporer who led them to expand their territory and brought them to their heigt.
Quencha-the Inca's official language.
llamas-animals that are related to camel but native to South America.
Atahualpa-1 of the sones of the Inca ruler who fought with his brother for the throne and wn. Francisco Pizarro-a Spaniard who led a group of Conquistadors and told Atahualpa to convert to
Distribute-to divide among a group o people.
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