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mayan vocab

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Aztec borrowed from Olmecs and Maya, brutal, violent human sacrifice, civilized, citizens feared sacrifice, religious beliefs very strong, maize/corn, defeated by conquistadors and disease.
Bloodletting many Mesoamerican societies used this ritual to cleanse the body and soul.
Conquistador Spanish conqueror
Human sacrafices Aztec murdered many brutal sacrifices, part of religion.
Maya Constant warfare between cities, torture and human sacrifices .
Olmec Ball games, human sacrifice, calendar, maize farming, foundation for all Americas complex societies until European arrival.
Codex books written by pre-Columbian and colonial-era Aztecs provide some of the best primary sources for Aztec culture
Machu Pichu incan city built on a mountain top about 50 miles northwest of Cusco important archaeological site
maize corn developed in meso-america.
Pre- Colombian period era of meso-america history prior to the arrival of European explorers in 1942(i.e before columbus)
Quetzalcoatl important diety in the religions of many Meso-American civilizations name means "feathered serpent" in the Aztec Nahuatl language
Tenochtitlan Aztec city founded in 1325 CE and built on an island in Lake Texcoco became capital of Aztec empire largest city in Meso-America
rebellion armed movement against a goverment
drought a long period of dry weather.
network a chain of communication that connects places.
tribute something done or giving thanks or respect; a payment.
specialization a focus on a particular activity or area of study.
hereditary the passing of traits from parents to offspring.
Redistribute when you give something out again or spread it around in a different way.
command economy the government makes all economic decisions
Isthmus a narrow strip of land connecting two larger areas.
Strait a narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
Inca system of writing through beading, roads, cities, commerce with other civilizations spanning thousands of miles.
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