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mesoamerica vocab

TermDefinition
Vital pertaining to life,necessary,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 A region extending south and east from central Mexico to include parts of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In pre-Columbian times it was inhabited by diverse civilizations, including the Maya and the Olmec.
SOUTHAMERICA A continent of the southern Western Hemisphere southeast of North America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It extends from the Caribbean Sea southward to Cape Horn
OLMEC a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico ( circa 1200–400 BC), who established what was probably the first Meso-American civilization.
MAYA the supernatural power wielded by gods and demons to produce illusions.
INCA a large North American reindeer.
AZTEC 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.
TENOCHTITLAN The ancient capital of the Aztec empire, founded circa 1320.
HONDURAS
YUCATAN PENINSULA he Yucatán Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Yucatán), 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 a route followed by traders (as in caravans)
TRADING EMPIRE
ECONOMY the wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services.
Created by: ~Felicity~