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BMMS 7history ch12

BMMS 7history chapter 12

Tenochtitlan city built by the Aztecs on an island in a lake, now the site of Mexico City
Montezuma II emperor of the Aztecs who came to power in 1502
Pachacuti ninth Incan ruler, who came to power in 1438
chasqui Incan runner and message carrier
Francisco Pizarro Spanish explorer whoose troops conquered the Inca
quipu Incan counting tool made from a cord with knotted strings
farmland the Aztecs went to war for this precious resource
Mexico City modern city located on the site of Tenochtitlan
codices books made of bark which tell stories of Aztec life
good harvest the Aztecs asked their gods for this during religious ceremonies
tribute a forced payment of goods demanded by the Aztecs
formal education Aztec boys began formal education at age 10
Sun God Aztec god that played an important role in their daily life
chinampas floating Aztec gardens
trepanning early form of Incan brain surgery
llama animal which appears on Incan figurines
Machu Picchu Incan city ruins still standing today in the Andes Mountains
Cuzco Incan capital city
barter system the Incas used for trading goods and services
nobles Incan class group who ran the government and army
wool product used from alpacas and llamas by the Incans
Hernan Cortes Spanish explorer who led an expedition to conquer the Aztecs