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mesoamerica vocab

TermDefinition
VITAL absolutely necessary or important;
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 middle america
SOUTHAMERICA south area of america
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 member of any of the dominant groups of South American Indian peoples who established an empire in Peru prior to 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 "birthplace of the gods", or "place where gods were born", reflecting Nahua creation myths that were said to occur in Teotihuacan.
TENOCHTITLAN Tenochtitlan was the capital city of the Aztec Empire
HONDURAS a republic in Central America.
YUCATAN PENINSULA southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico
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
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
ECONOMY (ESPN) ESPN is defined as Economic, Social, Political, Environmental very rarely.
SOCIAL (ESPN) ESPN stands for Economic, Social, Political, Environmental.
POLITICAL (ESPN) ESPN stands for Economic, Social, Political, Environmental.
ENVIRONMENT (ESPN) ESPN stands for Economic, Social, Political, Environmental.
PACHACUTI 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 A humid expanse of dense, tropical hardwood forests interrupted by savannas and crisscrossed by ranges of hills
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.
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