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lesson 2-3 history

slash and burn farmers slash and burn jungle for more fields
the olmec hunted and gathered, the people of the rubber trees, flourished along the gulf of mexico
la venta 1,000 bc the town became the major city of the olmec culture. worshiped many gods like the fire, corn, rain, and sun gods. specialized work, such as farming, trading, and caravans.
maya cities palenque, was most preserved and beautiful. Copan is today Hondorus, center of the mayan culture
Sacrifice a game called pokta-pok, was played with a 5 pound rubber ball and people who lost were sacrificed to the gods.
maize corn, the heart of the maya culture
glyphs symbols carved into stones of maya cities and towns. were carved into stela
stela a stone which glyphs were carved into.
classic period the high point of cultural achievement for a civilization.
Hohakams those who have vanished
Hohokams farming the desert grew corn and cotton. the canals were lined with clay si it helped prevent evaporation of precious water in the scorching heat. they built dams to control the flow of water.
Hohokams housing and crafts pit houses, pottery, and jewelry
pit houses the base is a pit 3-4 feet dug in ground.
pottery and jewelry the hohokam traded with distant groups with these.
adobe brick made from clay mixed with straw and left out in the hot desert to dty
pueblos spanish word for town, or adobe houses
Mesa verde huge apartment-like buildings on cliff sides largest 1 is mesa verde
kivas 33 pit structures used for religious cerimonies
anasazi farming and crafts dry farming and supernova
dry farming a technique for growing crops in an area with limited rainfall
supernova exploding star
adena in ohio
adena housing round, made out of branches and woven wooden posts, had thatched roofs, and 40-50 people in each.
hopewell comes from the a family who owned a farm where the first large mound was dicovered
Created by: jesspeight