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Chapter 4

Lesson #1, Lesson #2, Lesson #3, and Lesson #4 (pp. 119-136)

nuclear America term used by archaeologists and anthropologists that refers to the areas of the great Indian civilizations
empire territories and people under the control of a powerful nation
causeway a bridge made over water or marshy ground by building up earth in narrow strips until it is above the water
chinampa an island built by the Aztecs from layers of reeds, other plants, mud, and planted with crops
pochteca Aztec trader who also acted as a spy when visiting other Indian cities
observatory place for studying the sky
glyphs Maya writing symbol such as a pictograph or other character or sign
mita system of forced labor
quipu series of strings knotted at particular places to indicate quantity
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