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Meso america vocab

TermDefinition
Vital absolutely necessary or important; essential.
Adapt make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
Glaciers a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
Mesoamerica is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica, within which pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of
Southamerica Continent in the Western Hemisphere, connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama. Note: Exploration of the continent began in the sixteenth century with the Portugese claiming what is now Brazil and the Spanish claiming most of the remaining land
Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco.
Maya The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples
Inca a member of the Quechuan peoples of Peru maintaining an empire
Aztec member of a Nahuatl-speaking state in central Mexico that was conquered by Cortés in 1521. 2. Also called classical Nahuatl. the variety of Nahuatl that served as the medium of Aztec civilization
CARIBOU a large North American reindeer.
TEOTIHUACAN was one of the most remarkable cities of the ancient world.
TENOCHTITLAN was one of the most remarkable cities of the ancient world.
HONDURAS or the deep water off the coast.
YUCATAN PENINSULA , in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel.
MONOPOLY the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.
CONTINENT any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).
TRADE ROUTE is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo.
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