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Unit 13 - Maya, etc.

Vocab for Unit 13 - Maya, Aztec, Inca

TermDefinition
Mesoamerica term for the land between the United States and South America
theocracy type of government where the political leaders are also the religious leaders.
conquistador Spanish conqueror. Examples: Francisco Pizarro and Hernan Cortez
chinampas floating gardens used by the Aztec to adapt to their surroundings and build a large empire
Francisco Pizarro conquistador responsible for the fall of the Inca Empire
Hernan Cortezc conquistador responsible for the fall of the Aztec Empire
Andes Mountain range that was the home of the Inca Empire
terrace farming method of agriculture in which steps were carved into the mountains. Used by Inca, Mongols, Japanese, etc. Is an example of adapting to their environment.
smallpox disease responsible for the death of up to 90 percent of the Native population of the Americas
Inca South American Civilization centered in the Andes mountains
Aztec Mesoamerican civilization that began on an island in the center of Lake Texcoco
Created by: mrfordglobal