25 terms

C1 Peopling the Western Hemisphere

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Ice Ages
When the world was in extreme cold
Empire
A group of people controlled by one ruler
slavery
the condition of being owned by another person and being made to work without wages
glaciers
Huge sheets of ice
irrigation
man made method used to bring water to dry land
specialize
to spend most of your time doing one type of job
civilization
a society that has achieved a high level of culture, including the development of complex systems of government, religion, and education.
Americas
The 1st people to settle the ________________ survived by hunting & gathering plants.
complex
The Maya & Olmec developed ________________ cultures.
Anasazi
The ________________ learned to survive in their dry climate by using irrigation to water crops.
Inca
The ________________ built terraces to grow crops on steep hillsides.
neighboring
The Aztec & Inca emperors gained power by conquering ________________ peoples.
timeline
helps you by showing how events are related in time in the order in which they took place.
Beringia
land bridge
Maya
lived in present day countries of Mexico & Guatemala.
La Venta
was an Olmec trading city.
Four Corners
where the Anasazi lived.
Mound Builders
buried their dead in large piles of rounded earth. They lived along the Ohio & Mississippi Rivers.
Andes
The Incas lived on the west coast of South America on this mountain range.
Tenochtitlan
Aztec's capital city that was built in the Valley of Mexico on a swampy island
artifact
an object like a tool or weapon, made by people in the past.
Quipu
knotted cords of various lengths and colors used by the Inca to keep financial records
Mayan
built pyramids.
Olmec
built stone heads.
Eagle Knight
the highest in Aztec warrior culture

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