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|change to survive in the surrounding environment
|huge sheet of ice
|Meso comes from the Greek word for “middle”. The region includes lands stretching from Valley of Mexico to Costa RIca in Central America
|One of the 7 continents. Located SOuth of North America
|Started the FIRST complex civilizations around 1500 BCE. In 1200 BCE Built a far reaching trading empire. Near present day Vera Cruz, Mexico. Lasted about 800 years.
|Built a civilization in the rainforests of the Yucatan Peninsula and used their central location, southern Mexico and Central America , to trade with canoes.
|Civilization built in the Andes Mountain ranges of present day Peru. Built thee biggest Empire in the ancient Americas. It centered around the capital Cuzco, founded in 1100 ACE
|Warlike nomads arrived in the Valley of Mexico in 1250 ACE and built their own kingdom. The king was the top of the Aztec empire. Kings claimed to be descendants of the gods.
|One of the first planned cities built by the maybe the the Toltec. No one is quite sure. it is know as “Place of the Gods”
|Aztec city means ‘Place of Prickly Pear Cactus” Tenochtitlan was a city-state located on an island in Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico. Founded in 1325.
|was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya
|Located in MesoAmerica. Body of land surrounded by water on three sides.
|sole rights, complete control over a product. This is illegal in the United States because the company in control of a service could charge whatever they wanted without competition.
|Large land mass of which there are 7 in the world.
|the path a civilization would use to exchange goods
|Main source of wealth is through trade
|Jobs that support a civilization
|Culture, games, food, religion
|Government, army, King, Queen
|The world around you. Example, rainforest, Mountains, Flatlands, Desert, Lake, Ocean
|Son of the eighth Incan King. He became King and expanded the Incan Empire. He built Machu Picchu. Center for celebrations and ceremonial gatherings
|An extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress:
|Democracy, Dictatorship, Monarchy, Theocracy , Totalitarian, Republics and Anarchy. How a civilization is run. We are a Democracy in the United States.
|Mayan word for ‘flat region’ located in present day Guatemala
|Studies the the stars and heavens
|an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
|a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity. a bridgelike structure that carries a water