MESO AMERICAN CULTURES

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MAIZE

corn

OMLECS

first greatest civilzation in mesoamerica

STELA

in the ancient world, a tall, commemorative monument that was often decorated

TENOCHTITLAN

Capital of the Aztec Empire, located on an island in Lake Texcoco. Its population was about 150,000 on the eve of Spanish conquest. Mexico City was constructed on its ruins. (p. 305)

CHINAMPAS

floating gardens

TRIBUTE

something given or done as an expression of esteem

TEOTIHUACAN

first major metropolis in Mesoamerica, collapsed around 800 CE. It is most remembered for the gigantic "pyramid of the sun and moon

CHAVIN

the first major South American civilization, which flourished in the highlands of what is now Peru from about 900 to 200 B.C.

MOCHE

Civilization of north coast of Peru (200-700 C.E.). An important Andean civilization that built extensive irrigation networks as well as impressive urban centers dominated by brick temples. (p. 313)

ADOBE

a brick or building material made of sun-dried earth and straw

NAZCA

culture that thrived in the Andean region from about 200 B.C. to A.D. 600. They etched geoglyphs-a figure or line made on earth's surface by clearing away rocks and oil- in the desert including straight lines that run for miles as well as giant birds, whales, and other animals.

HUARI

Along with Tihuanaco, large center for regional chiefdoms between 300 and 900 CE; located in southern Peru; featured large ceremonial center supported by extensive irrigated agriculture; established widely diffused religious and artistic symbols spread all over Andean zone

TIAHUANACO

Developed on shores of Lake Titicaca.

PACHACUTI INCA YUPANQUI

skilled warrior and leader that proclaimed himself Sapa Inca, or emperor. He set out a campaign of conquest from his small kingdom at Cuzco. Once he subdued neighboring peoples, he enlisted them in his armies

SAPA INCA

The title of the Inca emperor

CUZCO

The capital city of the Incan Empire, Located in present-day Peru

QUIPU

knotted cords of various lengths and colors used by the inca to keep financial records

AYLLU

in Incan society, a small community or family group whose members worked together for the common good of the peoples.

INTI

Incan sun god

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