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WH Unit 2 GSE-CCHS

TermDefinition
Tribute an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
Quipu an ancient Inca device for recording information, consisting of variously colored threads knotted in different ways.
Chinampas in the Aztec empire, an artificial island used to cultivate crops and made of mud piled atop reed mats that were anchored to the lake bed with willow trees.
Ayllu in the Inca empire, a close-knit village
Pueblo an American Indian settlement of the southwestern US, especially one consisting of multi storied adobe houses built by the Pueblo people.
Olmec a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico ( c. 1200–400 BC), who established what was probably the first Meso-American civilization.
Mesoamerica region of North America, including Mexico and Central America, in which civilizations with common cultural features developed before Europeans entered the continent.
Scribes a person who copies out documents, especially one employed to do this before printing was invented.
Maize technical or chiefly British term for corn
Cuzco capital city of the Inca empire
Glyphs a hieroglyphic character or symbol
Terraced Farming flat strips of land on steep hillsides with stone walls built in to hold the land in place so crops can be grown
Inca empire The most powerful of the Andean civilizations
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