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MesoAmerica vocab

aztec a member of the American Indian people dominant in Mexico before the Spanish conquest of the 16th century.
monopoly the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.
MesoAmerica land between the americas
inca a South American hummingbird having mainly blackish or bronze-colored plumage with one or two white breast patches.
mayan a large family of American Indian languages spoken in Central America and Mexico, of which the chief members are Maya and Quiché.
adapt make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
gacier a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
olmec a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico
teotihuacan and considered to be one of the world's great archaeological sites. In its day, it was massive, densely populated, and well organized.
toltec seized what is now northern Mexico these warrior nomads built the city of tula
moche were located in the dry coastal desert which is what is now peru
cuzco founded in AD america's entered around this capital
hohokam planted gardens on lands between the salt and gila rivers
anasazi moved into the regions of canyons and cliffs the als took up farming
cahokia the remains of this city can still be seen in southern illinois
peten the mayan word for flat region
tenochtitlan means place of the prickly pear cactus
pachacuti means earthshaker
quipu a rope with knotted cords of different lengths and colors each knots represented a number
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