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S.S Test

S.S test for the Americas

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Hunter Gather Are people who hunt animals and gather wild plants, seeds, fruits, and nuts to survive.
Beringia The green outline indicates the area that was exposed during the last Ice Age, the area now known as Beringia or the Bering Land Bridge.
Ice age An very cold and icy region.
Landbridge A strip of land connecting two continents.
Mayan The Maya were one of the people of the Mesoamerican civilization who were conquered by the Spanish.
Aztec Were people that loved power. They would conquer nearby towns. They would also make human sacrifices. Their most important god was the sun god.
Inca Were excellent road builders. They livid in South America, They built a small tribe in the Andes. Their capital was called Cuzco.
Anasazi Another word for the Pueblo. They lived in the southwest. Did not have private property. They shared everything.Lived in Adobes.
Eastern Woodlands People that lived in the eastern woodlands. They were called the Adena and Hopewell.
Mississippians People who lived in the southeast. A tribe that was along the Mississippi river.
W.A.T.C.H.E stands for Writing, Advanced culture, Technology, Cities, Highly organized society, and Economy.
maize Was a special word for corn.
cacao Chocolate. Or the bean that comes from it to make chocolate.
jade A beautiful hard gemstone. Very important to the different tribes culture.
glyphs A hieroglyphic character or symbol; a pictograph.
slash and burn agriculture was a method for cutting down forests for land for farming.
Theocracy A system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
Tenochtitlan Was the capital of the Aztecs
causeway raised roads across water or wet ground
chinampas floating gardens of crops. Had soil on top of large rafts, which they anchored to trees that stood in the water.
conquistadors Were Spanish conquerors who took over most of the tribes.
Hernan Cortes was the leader of the Spanish conquerors. Their motives were to find gold, god,glory, and land.
centralized authority Centralized authority means all the power is concentrated into one person or at the federal level.
terrace farming Is good if you live on mountains. They looked like little steps coming out of mountains.
Machu Picchu Was a city in Inca.
Quechua a way how they spoke in Inca.
quipu An ancient Inca device for recording information, consisting of variously colored threads knotted in different ways.
Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish conquistador.
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