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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 make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify
Mesoamerica Mesoamerica is a region and cultural area in the Americas
Southamerica A continent of the southern Western Hemisphere southeast of North America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Olmec a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico
Maya A civilization in the rain forest of the Yucatan Peninsula. Exsisted between
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 City —name used when it was capital of the Aztec Empire.
Honduras A country of northern Central America. Originally inhabited by a Mayan civilization,
Yucatan pennisula in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Chann
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 logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo.
Ecnomy trade, and consumption of goods and services by different agents in a given geographical location. The economic agents can be individuals, businesses, organizations, or governments.
social of or relating to society or its organization.
political of or relating to the government or the public affairs of a country.
enviroment surroundings of a physical system that may interact with the system by exchanging mass, energy, or other properties.
Pachacuti Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui or Pachacutec (in hispanicized spellings) or Pachakutiq Inka Yupanki (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 humid expanse of dense, tropical hardwood forests interrupted by savannas and
astronomer an expert in or student of astronomy
archaeologist is the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains. It is a subfield of anthropology, the study of all human culture.
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