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Mesoamerica Vocab

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vital pertaining to life ;necessary;essential
adapt to adjust to new contitions
glacier a large sheet of ice
mesoamerica is a region and cultural area in the americas
southamerica 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 a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico
maya 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 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 country of central america
YUCATAN PENINSULA 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 a mainland contrasted with islands
TRADE ROUTE one of the sea-lanes ordinarily used by merchant ships.
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, other goods, or for cash.
ECONOMY (ESPN) thrifty management; frugality in the expenditure or consumption of money, materials, etc.
SOCIAL (ESPN) relating to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations:
POLITICAL (ESPN) of, relating to, or concerned with politics:
ENVIRONMENT (ESPN) the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu.
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 the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
PETEN the mayan word region
ASTRONOMER an expert in or student of astronomy.
ARCHEOLOGIST the scientific study of material remains (as fossil relics, artifacts, and monuments) of past human life and activities.
Created by: jg04476