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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
SOUTHAMERICA A content
OLMEC a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico ( circa 1200–400 BC), who established what was probably the first Meso-American civilization.
MAYA the supernatural power wielded by gods and demons to produce illusions. HINDUISMBUDDHISM the power by which the universe becomes manifest; the illusion or appearance of the phenomenal world.
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 The name Teōtīhuacān was given by the Nahuatl-speaking Aztecs centuries after the fall of the city around 550 A.D.
TENOCHTITLAN Tenochtitlán was an Aztec city that flourished between A.D. 1325 and 1521.
HONDURAS On July 30, 1502, Christopher Columbus first saw Honduran soil and he claimed the territory in the name of his sovereigns,
YUCATAN PENINSULA An archaeologist is a scientist who studies human history by digging up human remains and artifacts. Lucy, the oldest human known to man — nearly 3.2 million years old — was dug up in Ethiopia by archaeologist.
MONOPOLY the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.
CONTINENT any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America)
TRADE ROUTE A trade route is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo.
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