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  1. Maya
  2. Smoke Shell
  3. teosinte
  4. La Venta
  5. Nazca
  1. a After the collapse of San Lorenzo; this site became the center of the Olmec civilization until it, and the civilization, collapsed around 400 B.C.
  2. b They lived on the southern coast of Peru; they made huge earthworks artworks that can only be fully seen from the air
  3. c He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
  4. d This Central American culture began around 1 A.D.; their classical period lasted from 300 to 900 A.D.; they developed astronomy, a calendar, and hieroglyphic writing; they built step-pyramids and terraced cities laid out in neat grids; they practiced human sacrifice
  5. e Maize was descended from this grassy plant

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Their culture began on the northern coast of Peru around 1 A.D.; they had no written language but did build cities and irrigation canals; like the Mesopotamians they built mud-brick buildings; they built pyramids to bury their kings like the Egyptians; their pyramids include the 525' tall Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon; they had advanced crafts and metalworking; they practiced human sacrifice
  2. They mummified their dead and made art that could only be fully seen from the air
  3. Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
  4. Built by the Mayans, it survived the collapse of their civilization probably because of its ties with the Toltecs; it's temple was aligned with the sun at the equinoxes
  5. The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.

5 True/False questions

  1. glyphA letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet


  2. balls"Known as the ""Sun Shield,"" this king ruled the city-state of Palenque for 68 years and built a palace, pyramid, and temple; he died in 683 A.D."


  3. ChavinThis crop was cultivated in Mesoamerica around 2700 B.C.


  4. CopanThe Maya built another ceremonial center at this site


  5. rubber"The material used to make balls; the Olmec were given their name from the word for ""Dwellers in the land of"" this material"