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belief in many gods
this is the time period before Columbus discovered America and the Europeans had not arrived in the western hempishere
millions of native Americans died from diseases like small pox and measles brought by Europeans
The Mayans constructed an accurate 365 day calendar by studying and charting the stars
from the Greek meaning "middle" this refers to the area where the Aztec and Mayan civilizations were located
the introduction of new plants and animals from Europe to the Americas and from the Americas to Europe
Spanish soldier explorers looking to colonize the new world, look for treasure, and spread Christianity
Spanish Conquistador who defeated the Aztecs
Spanish Conquistador who defeated the Inca
Aztec god of life and wind. When Cortez first arrived at the Aztecs, many thought that he was the god Quetzalcoatl in human flesh.
famous Inca city in the Andes Mountains of Peru that is still standing
ancient Aztec capital city, where Mexico city is now located
area of Mesoamerica where the Maya civilization was located
area of South America where the Inca civilization was located
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