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mesoamerica vocab

TermDefinition
vital absolutely nessecery
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 Continent in the Western Hemisphere, connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama. Note: Exploration of the continent began in the sixteenth century with the Portugese claiming what is now Brazil and the Spanish claiming most of the remaining land
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.
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 term has been glossed as "birthplace of the gods", or "place where gods were born", reflecting Nahua creation myths that were said to occur in Teotihuacan.
tenochtitlan Tenochtitlán was an Aztec city that flourished between A.D. 1325 and 1521. Built on an island on Lake Texcoco, it had a system of canals and causeways that supplied the hundreds of thousands of people who lived there.May 23, 2013
honduras Honduras definition. Republic in Central America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Nicaragua to the east and south, El Salvador and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Guatemala to the west. Its capital and largest city is Tegucigalpa.
yucanta peninciula The Yucatán Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Yucatán), in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel.
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 one of the sea-lanes ordinarily used by merchant ships. 2 : a route followed by traders (as in caravans
trading empire It's now so simple to get information about anyone's past records on the internet. All you need is a Name & State. Search yourself and anyone else!
economy the wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services.
social of or relating to society or its organization.
political of or relating to the government or the public affairs of a country.
environmental relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition.
pachacuti Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui or Pachacutec (in hispanicized spellings) or Pachakutiq Inka Yupanqui (Quechua) was the ninth Sapa Inca (1438–1471/1472) of the Kingdom of Cusco which he transformed into the Inca Empire (Tawantinsuyu)
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 a government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.
astronomer an expert in or student of astronomy.
archaeologist the scientific study of material remains (as fossil relics, artifacts, and monuments) of past human life and activities.
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