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Mesoamerica Vocab

Vital pertaining to life,necessary,essential
Adapt become adjusted to new condition
Glacier a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles
Mesoamerica The middle of the Americas
Southamerica continent in the Western Hemisphere,connected to the North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Olmec A member of an Central American Indian people who inhabited the southern Gulf Coast of Mexico and flourished between about 1200 and 400 bc
Maya A member of a modern American Indian people of southern Mexico,Guatemala,and parts of Honduras who are the descendants of this ancient civilization
Inca A member of a South American Indian people whose great empire centred on Peru lasted from about 1100 ad to the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s and is famed for its complex culture
Aztec A member of a Mexican Indian people who established a great empire centred on the valley of Mexico,that was overthrown by Cortes and his followers in the early 16th century.
Caribou A large deer of Arctic Region of North America,having large branched antlers in the male and female;also occurs in Europe and Asia,where it is called ar reindeer.
Teotihuacan The ruins of an ancient Mesoamerican city in central Mexico,near Mexico City,that flourished a.d. c200-c750 and is the site of the pyramids of the Sun and Moon and of many temples,palaces,and dwelling.
Tenochtitlan The capital of the Aztec empire:founded in 1325;destroyed by the Spaniards in 1521;now the site of Mexico City
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