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Ch. 14-15

Ch. 14-15 Key terms and people

Mesoamerica A region that includes the southern part of what is now Mexico and parts of northern countries of Central America.
Maize Corn
Obsidian A sharp, glasslike volcanic rock.
Pacal (603-683) Pacal became king of Palenque at the age of 12. As king, he led many diffrent ceremonies. When he died he was buried at the bottom of the pyramid-shaped Temple of Inscriptions.
Rebelled Rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler.
Aspects Diffrent appearences of something similair.
Observatories Buildings to study astronomy.
Popol Vuh A book that contained Maya legends and history.
Causeways Raised roads across water or wet ground.
Conquistadors The soldiers.
Hernan Cortes (1485-1547) Spanish conquistador, he went to Mexico in search of gold and conquered the Aztec Empire.
Moctezuma II (1466-1520) The last Aztec emperor, he was killed in the Spanish conquest led by Cortes.
Codex Name for this type of ancient book.
Pachacuti (Died 1471) Inca ruler, he greatly expanded the Incas' territory.
Quechua The Incas established language.
Llamas Animals that are related to camels but native to South America.
Distribute To give out.
Atahualpa (1502-1533) The last Inca king, he was killed by Francisco Pizarro.
Masonry Stonework.
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