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Mayans and Olmecs

Ch. 9 Olmecs and Myans

What runs north and South through much of Central America? Mountains
Why did people of Central America farm near volcanoes? soil there is fertile
How are the continents of North America and South America connected? by the Isthmus of Panama
What are the highest mountains in the Americas? Andes
What is the Oldest known Olmec city? San Lorenzo
What did the Olmecs use to carve? basalt rock
What did the Olmecs believe the stone heads were? portraits of Olmec rulers
What was the most important god of the Olmecs the jaguar
What did the Olmec workers use to carry loads? tumplines
Where do the early Mayas live? rainforest on Central America and southern Mexico
What was the largest ancient city of the Mayas Tikal
How was the region of ancient Mayas? It was very crowded
What provided archaeologists with their major source of information about the ancient Mayas glyphs
Created by: Hintze
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