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Mayas, Aztecs, Incas

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Copan
Mayan City
Tikal
Mayas great city located on today's Yucatan peninsula
Pyramids
a building with a square base and four triangular sides
Hieroglyphics
a system of writing symbols, signs or pictures used in ancient writing
Civilization
a culture that has developed systems of goverment, religon, and learning
Tenochtitlan
largest Aztec city
Specialize
able to concentrate on doing particular kinds of work
Empire
a group of lands and people under the control of one goverment
Tribute
tax that was paid in goods or services from those they conquered
Cuzco
Incan capital
emperor
ruler of Incas/leader
irrigation
system of watering fields
terrace
farming method used on sides of hills-look like steps
Machu Picchu
Inca city built high in the Andes mountains
causeway
raised road made of dirt that connected Tinochtitlan to the mainland
chinampa
floating garden