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Mesoamerica vocab

TermDefinition
Vital absolutely necessary or important; essential.
Adapt to adjust to a new environment
Glacier a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles
Mesoamerica "Middle of the Americas";Southern Mexico,Central America and parts of South Americas,where pre-columbian civilization flourished.
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
Maya A mammy, also spelled mammie, is a Southern United States archetype for a black woman who worked as a nanny and/or general housekeeper that, often in a white family, nursed the family's children
Inca a member of a South American Indian people living in the central Andes before the Spanish conquest.
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 Tenochtitlan was the capital city of the Aztec Empire from the middle of the 1300s to the early 1500s. Mexico City was built upon some of the ruins of Tenochtitlan.
HONDURAS Honduras ( i/hɒnˈdʊərəs/; Spanish: [onˈduɾas]), officially the Republic of Honduras (Spanish: República de Honduras)
YUCATAN PENINSULA , 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. "his likely motive was to protect his regional monopoly on furs" 2.
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.
TRADING EMPIRE a store established in an unsettled or thinly settled region by a trader or trading company to obtain furs and local products in exchange for supplies, clothing,or other goods,
ECONOMY (ESPN) to see at a distance; catch sight of
SOCIAL (ESPN) If you want to be a good recruiter in today's college football, you have to be on [ social media]," Iowa State director of scouting John Kuceyeski ...
POLITICAL (ESPN) Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about elections, politics, sports, science, economics and ...
ENVIRONMENT (ESPN) A lawsuit claiming that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX policies and created a "hostile sexual environment" includes an alleged ...
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. Wikipedia
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; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.
PETEN Petén is a department of the nation of Guatemala. It is geographically the northernmost department of Guatemala, as well as the largest in size — at 33,600 km² it accounts for about one third of Guatemala's area. The capital is Flores. Wikipedia
ASTRONOMER an expert in astronomy; a scientific observer of the celestial bodies.
ARCHEOLOGIST a specialist in archaeology, the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.
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