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Mesoamerica Vocab

TermDefinition
Vital pertaining to life; necessary, essential
ADAPT become adjusted to new conditions.
GLACIER a sheet of ice
MESOAMERICA the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua in which diverse pre-Columbian civilizations flourished.
SOUTHAMERICA One of the seven continents
OLMEC of or designating a Mesoamerican civilization, c1000–400 b.c., along the southern Gulf coast of Mexico, characterized by extensive agriculture, a dating system, long-distance trade networks, pyramids and ceremonial centers, and very fine jade work.
MAYA
INCA a member of any of the dominant groups of South American Indian peoples who established an empire in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest.
AZTEC
CARIBOU
TEOTIHUACAN Place of the gods
TENOCHTITLAN
HONDURAS a republic in NE Central America.
YUCATAN PENINSULA The peninsula that belonged to the yucatan
MONOPOLY
CONTINENT one of the main landmasses of the globe, usually reckoned as seven in number
TRADE ROUTE any route usually taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc.
TRADING EMPIRE An empire that trabes goods
ECONOMY
SOCIAL relating to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations:
POLITICAL It is part of the espn that has to do with the friendship with the other empires
ENVIRONMENT the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings
PACHACUTI
EMPIRE a group of nations or peoples ruled over by an emperor, empress, or other powerful sovereign or government
GOVERNMENT the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states
PETEN
ASTRONOMER scientific observer of the celestial bodies.
ARCHEOLOGIST , the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.
Created by: stevenson