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Global Studies

Pre-Columbian Civilizations of the Americas (300-1500AD)

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Name the 3 main Pre-Columbian Societies 1) Maya 2) Inca 3) Aztec
The Mayan people are known for... developed calendar; form of writing; concept and use of zero in math They lived in Mexico and Central America
The Aztec people are known for... used a calendar; form of writing; floating gardens called "chinampas" They lived in Mexico with capital city of Tenochtitlan.
The Incan people are known for... roads, terrace farming Lived in Andes Mountains (Machu Picchu famous site of Incans)
Terrace farming cutting flat areas into the sides of mountains to create land to farm on
Special note on Aztec and Incas both civilizations used creative agricultural (farming) techniques to ADAPT to their environment
Hernan Cortez Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs in 1521
Francisco Pizarro Spanish explorer who conquered the Incas in 1532
Created by: dawn_pierson