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Prentice Hall World History Chapter 6 Vocabulary *FULL*
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region of North America, including Mexico and Central America, in which civilizations with common cultural features developed before Europeans entered the continent
Native American name for corn.
the earliest American civilization, located along the Gulf Coast of Mexico from about 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C. (p. 188)
Sculpted tall stone monuments.
Valley of Mexico
valley in Mexico in which the numerous Mesoamerican civilizations, including the Aztecs, arose
capital city of the Aztec empire, on which modern-day Mexico City was built
in the Aztec empire, artificial islands used to cultivate crops and made of mud piled atop reed mats that were anchored to the lakebed with willow trees
payment that conquered peoples may be forced to pay their conquerors.
city that dominated the Valley of Mexico from about A.D. 200 to A.D. 750 and that influenced the culture of later Mesoamerican peoples
Culture, named for ruins at Chavín de Huantar
a culture that thrived in the Andean region from about 400 B.C. to A.D. 600
a mixture of clay and plant fibers that becomes hard as it dries in the sun and that can be used for building many structures and buildings.
a culture that thrived in the Andean region from about 200 B.C. to A.D. 600
a culture that thrived in the Andean region from about A.D. 600-A.D. 1000.
a culture that thrived in the Andean region from about A.D. 200-A.D. 1000.
Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui
A skillful warrior and leader who later on pronounced himself Sapa Inca ( emperor ).
Word for emperor.
Capital city of the inca empire.
In the Inca empire, a close-knit village.
The Sun God.
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