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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, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica, within which pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colo
South America 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. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. It has been speculated that Olmec deriv
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. In its day, it was massive, densely populated, and well organized
Tenochtitlan Mexico-Tenochtitlan, commonly known as Tenochtitlan was an Aztec altepetl located on an island in Lake Texcoco, in the Valley of Mexico
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). In the jungle near Guatemala, the ancient Mayan ceremonial site Copán has stone-carved hieroglyphics and stelae
Monopoly situation in which a single company or group owns all or nearly all of the market for a given type of product or service.
Continent A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with up to seven regions commonly regarded as continents.
Trade Route Image result for trade route definition A trade route is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo.
Trading Empire A group ruled by an emperor that trades
Yucatan Peninsula The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, encompassing 3 Mexican states, plus portions of Belize and Guatemala. On the Caribbean, Mexico's Riviera Maya resort strip is bookended by 2 popular destinations: Cancún, with its
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