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Mesoamerica vocab

TermDefinition
Vital absolutely necessary or important; essential
Adapt become adjusted to new conditions
Glacier sheet of ice
Mesoamerica the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua in which diverse pre-Columbian civilizations flourished.
Southamerica a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere
Olmec a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico
Maya The Maya civilization developed by the Maya peoples, and noted for its hieroglyphic script—the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas—as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics, astronomical system.
Inca arose from the highlands of Peru sometime in the early 13th century, and the last Inca stronghold was conquered by the Spanish in 1572
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 an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub valley of the Valley of Mexico
Tenochtitlan The ancient capital of the Aztec empire, founded circa 1320
Honduras a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south
Yucatan Peninsula separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, encompassing 3 Mexican states, plus portions of Belize and Guatemala
Monopoly the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service
Continent {7 continent}one of several very large landmasses on Earth
Trade Route a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo
Trading Empire a store established in an unsettled or thinly settled region by a trader or trading company to obtain furs and local products in exchange for supplies, clothing, other goods, or for cash
Economy Relates to $, taxes, industry, farming, jobs, availability of resources. Relates to production, consumption, and distribution of goods
Social Relates to cultural aspects; language, religion, customs, traditions, food, clothing, lifestyle
Political Relates to the government, laws, and elected officials
Environment Relates to the surrounding physical and human characteristics that affect the environment
Pachacuti the ninth Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cusco which he transformed into the Inca Empire
Empire an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress
Government the governing body of a nation, state, or community
Peten Petén is a department of the nation of Guatemala
Astronomer a scientist in the field of astronomy who studies stars, planets, moons, comets and galaxies, as well as many other celestial objects
Archeologist the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains
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