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Mesoamerica Vocab

TermDefinition
VITAL absolutely necessary or important; essential.
ADAPT make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; get use too.
GLACIER a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation.
MESOAMERICA A region and cultural area in america.
SOUTHAMERICA South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere
OLMEC First major civilization in Mexico that lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico.
MAYA A civilization 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 in its day, it was massive, densely populated, and well organized.
TENOCHTITLAN The ancient capital of the Aztec The ancient capital of the Aztec. In 1521 the Spanish conquistador Cortés destroyed it.
HONDURAS Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines in the jungle near Guatemala, the ancient Mayan ceremonial site Copán has stone-carved hieroglyphics and stelae
YUCATAN PENINSULA The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, plus portions of Belize and Guatemala.
MONOPOLY A 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.
TRADE ROUTE A trade route is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo.
TRADING EMPIRE
ECONOMY An economy is an area of the production, distribution or trade, and consumption.
SOCIAL of or relating to society or its organization.
POLITICAL of or relating to the government or the public affairs of a country.
ENVIRONMENT
PACHACUTI Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui or Pachacutec or Pachakutiq Inka Yupanki was 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 he governing body of a nation, state, or community.
PETEN a plate, typically made of gold or silver, used for holding the bread during the Eucharist and sometimes as a cover for the chalice.
ASTRONOMER An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who studies stars, planets, moons, comets and galaxies
ARCHEOLOGIST Archaeology is the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains.
Created by: mv04763