10 terms

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Maya
empire located in the Mexican and Central American rain forest; polytheistic religion using pyramids
Mayan Government
groups of city-states ruled by kings
Chichen Itza
an ancient Mayan city located on the Yucatan Peninsula
Aztec
empire located in the arid valley of central Mexico; polytheistic religion using pyramids and rituals
Mayan economy
based on agriculture and trade
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.
Aztec government
ruled by an emperor
Inca
located in the Andes mountains of South America; polytheistic religion, utilized a sophisticated road system
Incan government & economy
ruled by an emperor; used high-altitude agriculture for the economy
Machu Picchu
Famous fortress city high in the Andes Mountains (provides us with great examples of Inca building skills). The ruins of the city were rediscovered in 1911

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