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Mesoamerica Vocab

TermDefinition
VITAL absolutely necessary or important; essential.
ADAPT make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
GLACIER a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
MESOAMERICA Mesoamerica is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize.
SOUTHAMERICA South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.
OLMEC The Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco.
MAYA the supernatural power wielded by gods and demons to produce illusions.
INCA a South American hummingbird having mainly blackish or bronze-colored plumage with one or two white breast patches.
AZTEC a member of the American Indian people dominant in Mexico before the Spanish conquest of the 16th century.
CARIBOU a large North American reindeer.
TEOTIHUACAN Teotihuacan was one of the most remarkable cities of the ancient world. Today it's located 48km/30mi NE of Mexico City, and considered to be one of the world's great archaeological sites.
TENOCHTITLAN The ancient capital of the Aztec empire, founded circa 1320. In 1521 the Spanish conquistador Cortés destroyed it and established Mexico City on its site.
HONDURAS Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south (via the Gulf of Fonseca).
YUCATAN PENINSULA The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, encompassing 3 Mexican states, plus portions of Belize and Guatemala
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