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History Terms c16

Adair Final

Aztecs warlike people in Mexico area
Tenochtitlan capital of Aztec Empire; modern day Mexico City
Obsidian volcanic rock; top export of Aztecs
Triple Alliance Alliance formed by Aztecs; enabled them to control much of the Latin American region
Chinampas way to grow crops in shallow lake beds
Religious Practices (Aztecs) human sacrifice was needed to make the sun go up
Montezuma II last Aztec ruler; demanded extra human sacrifice and expanded the empire
Incas civilization in Peru
Ayllu caste system in Inca Empire; grouped by multiples of ten and headed by family leaders
Mita mandatory public service projects in Inca Empire
Quipu currency; made from animal hair
Religious Practices (Incas) animal sacrifice; rarely human sacrifice
Fall of Incas conquered by Francisco Pizzaro; leader was strangled after giving much gold and silver for his release
Created by: William Little