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51 terms
The Americas
New World
Land Bridge Theory
Mayan Civilization
Aztecs
North and South America- as labeled by the European explorers
Theory that explains how humans made it to the New world- hap…
Civilization of Southern Mexico and Central America. Develope…
Also known as the Mexica people. Powerful empire in Central M…
New World
North and South America- as labeled by the European explorers
Land Bridge Theory
Theory that explains how humans made it to the New world- hap…
20 terms
Americas
Mesoamerica
maize
Olmec
domesticate
a region that includes the southern part of what is now Mexic…
corn
The Olmec formed the first civilization in Mesoamerica.
Adapting plants and animals from the wild for such uses as fo…
Mesoamerica
a region that includes the southern part of what is now Mexic…
maize
corn
27 terms
Americas
Mesoamerica
slash and burn agriculture
drought
codex
a region extending from central Mexico into northern Central…
a method of farming where plots of land were cleared by cutti…
a prolonged period of little or no rainfall
an ancient book that was written by hand
Mesoamerica
a region extending from central Mexico into northern Central…
slash and burn agriculture
a method of farming where plots of land were cleared by cutti…
12 terms
Americas
Mesoamerica
PETÉN
Slash and Burn
Hieroglyphics
The land in Central America that was the birthplace of Americ…
Flat Land; heavily covered with forests containing swamps and…
A method of clearing land for agriculture in which trees and…
A writing system that used picture symbols
Mesoamerica
The land in Central America that was the birthplace of Americ…
PETÉN
Flat Land; heavily covered with forests containing swamps and…
the Americas
Meso America
Bering land bridge
Yucatan peninsula
Mayans
Mexico and central America
how people got to America. This strip of land connected North…
peninsula Mayans lived on. Present day Mexico and Guatamala
civilization that lived on the Yucatan peninsula. 300 bc-900…
Meso America
Mexico and central America
Bering land bridge
how people got to America. This strip of land connected North…
20 terms
The Americas
Argentina
Cuba
Haiti
Canada
capital: Buenos Aires; language: Spanish; interesting fact: f…
capital: Havana; language: Spanish; interesting fact: since t…
capital: Port au Prince; language: Hatian Creole French and F…
capital: Ottawa; language: English & French; interesting fact…
Argentina
capital: Buenos Aires; language: Spanish; interesting fact: f…
Cuba
capital: Havana; language: Spanish; interesting fact: since t…
16 terms
The Americas
Mesoamerica
maize
chinampas
obsidian
a region that includes the southern part of what is now Mexic…
a type of corn, the main crop of the Aztec
raised gardens, created in the swampy conditions of the Aztec…
a highly traded sharp, glass-like volcanic rock used for spea…
Mesoamerica
a region that includes the southern part of what is now Mexic…
maize
a type of corn, the main crop of the Aztec
44 terms
The Americas
New World
Land Bridge Theory
Mayan Civilization
Aztecs
North and South America- as labeled by the European explorers
Theory that explains how humans made it to the New world- hap…
Civilization of Southern Mexico and Central America. Develope…
Also known as the Mexica people. Powerful empire in Central M…
New World
North and South America- as labeled by the European explorers
Land Bridge Theory
Theory that explains how humans made it to the New world- hap…
12 terms
The Americas
Maya Civilization
Mayan Calendar
Tikal
Mayan writing
Mesoamerican civilization concentrated in Mexico's Yucatan Pe…
365 days, only priests kept track of the calendar by using th…
the most important Maya political center between the 4th-9th…
consisted of GLYPHS or symbols
Maya Civilization
Mesoamerican civilization concentrated in Mexico's Yucatan Pe…
Mayan Calendar
365 days, only priests kept track of the calendar by using th…
10 terms
The Americas
lanteen sail
isthmus
codex
chinampas
a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land masses
a manuscript used by the Aztec to record historical, religiou…
one of the floating islands made by the Aztec around Tenochti…
lanteen sail
isthmus
a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land masses
16 terms
The Americas
Mesoamerica
maize
hieroglyphics
solar calender
"Middle America" the region extending from modern-day Mexico…
Corn; Cultivated in present-day Mexico and spread to the SW p…
designating or pertaining to a pictographic script, particula…
Mayans developed 2 calendars, one of which was a 365 days.
Mesoamerica
"Middle America" the region extending from modern-day Mexico…
maize
Corn; Cultivated in present-day Mexico and spread to the SW p…
15 terms
The Americas
Mesoamerica
maize
obsidian
observatories
a region that includes the southern part of Mexico and northe…
corn
a sharp, glasslike, volcanic rock
buildings to study astronomy
Mesoamerica
a region that includes the southern part of Mexico and northe…
maize
corn
35 terms
The Americas
Tierra del Fuego
North America, South America, Central…
Central America
Land Bridge
The Americas stretch from north to south for nearly 11,000 mi…
Four geographical areas of the Americas:
Which geographical area of the Americas is an isthmus?
This isthmus connected Asia and North America 20,000 years ago.
Tierra del Fuego
The Americas stretch from north to south for nearly 11,000 mi…
North America, South America, Central…
Four geographical areas of the Americas:
51 terms
The Americas
New World
Land Bridge Theory
Mayan Civilization
Aztecs
North and South America- as labeled by the European explorers
Theory that explains how humans made it to the New world- hap…
Civilization of Southern Mexico and Central America. Develope…
Also known as the Mexica people. Powerful empire in Central M…
New World
North and South America- as labeled by the European explorers
Land Bridge Theory
Theory that explains how humans made it to the New world- hap…
The Americas
Maya
Inca civilization
Aztec
Prince Henry the Navigator
Mesoamerican civilization concentrated in Mexico's Yucatan Pe…
A pre-Columbian civilization in the Andes Mountains. The Inca…
(1200-1521) 1300, they settled in the valley of Mexico. Grew…
(1394-1460) Prince of Portugal who established an observatory…
Maya
Mesoamerican civilization concentrated in Mexico's Yucatan Pe…
Inca civilization
A pre-Columbian civilization in the Andes Mountains. The Inca…
18 terms
THE AMERICAS
HOGANS
MAIZE
SINKHOLES
IGLOOS
SQUARE, WOODEN HOMES BUILT BY THE NAVAJO
CORN
AREAS WHERE THE SOIL HAS COLLAPSED INTO A HOLLOW OR DEPRESSION
HOMES MADE OF PRESSED SNOW
HOGANS
SQUARE, WOODEN HOMES BUILT BY THE NAVAJO
MAIZE
CORN
16 terms
The Americas
terrace farming
chinampas
quipu
suspension bridges
cutting of "steps" into the mountains that allowed for more a…
floating gardens
An arrangement of knotted strings on a cord, used by the Inca…
Suspension bridges where some of the earliest bridges ever to…
terrace farming
cutting of "steps" into the mountains that allowed for more a…
chinampas
floating gardens
The Americas
contiguous
temperate
export
commercial agriculture
side by side, touching; near
mild, moderate
goods sent to another country
farming large enough amounts of crops to sell
contiguous
side by side, touching; near
temperate
mild, moderate
Americas
slash and burn agriculture
drought
hieroglyph
terraces
a method of farming where plots of land were cleared by cutti…
a prolonged period of little or no rainfall
a symbol that stands for a word, idea, or sound
flat strips of level land
slash and burn agriculture
a method of farming where plots of land were cleared by cutti…
drought
a prolonged period of little or no rainfall
The Americas
Mesoamerica
Pachacuti
Aztec
Mayan Calendar
the region from central Mexico to northern Honduras where muc…
The Incan ruler that took the Incan civilization to its great…
This civilization was known for its human sacrifices to the s…
The Mayan calendar based on the planets, sun, and moon
Mesoamerica
the region from central Mexico to northern Honduras where muc…
Pachacuti
The Incan ruler that took the Incan civilization to its great…
19 terms
Americas
tribute
high-altitude
rituals
represent
a payment of goods or money; the Aztecs collected _______ fro…
at the top of a mountain; the Incas practiced ______ farming
religious ceremonies or practices; the Aztecs had ______ with…
to be a symbol of or example of
tribute
a payment of goods or money; the Aztecs collected _______ fro…
high-altitude
at the top of a mountain; the Incas practiced ______ farming
8 terms
The Americas EL
Mesoamerica
maize
obsidian
observatories
includes parts of Mexico and Central America
corn
a type of rock
buildings to study astronomy
Mesoamerica
includes parts of Mexico and Central America
maize
corn
The Americas
Mesoamerica
Olmec
Zapotec
Monte Alban
An area extending from central Mexico to Honduras, where seve…
the earliest known Mesoamerican civilization, which flourishe…
An early Mesoamerican civilization that was centered in the O…
"first city"; had plazas, temples, observatories; wrote with…
Mesoamerica
An area extending from central Mexico to Honduras, where seve…
Olmec
the earliest known Mesoamerican civilization, which flourishe…
25 terms
The Americas
attire
slake
frank
cyclone
(noun) clothes, apparel, garb; (verb) to dress, adorn, or bed…
(verb) Satisfy , cool, or refresh; make less active
(adjective)honest
(noun) a system of winds rotating inward to an area of low at…
attire
(noun) clothes, apparel, garb; (verb) to dress, adorn, or bed…
slake
(verb) Satisfy , cool, or refresh; make less active
The Americas
Importance of Maize
The Olmec
Mayans
Mayan Achievements
supported large populations and helped growth
first urban civilization in mesoamerica 1200 bce... pyramids, st…
cleared land... small villages... traded cloth and obsidian
beautiful temples and palaces decorated by artists... ball game
Importance of Maize
supported large populations and helped growth
The Olmec
first urban civilization in mesoamerica 1200 bce... pyramids, st…
The Americas
Glacier
Expose
Estimate
Sinkhole
huge sheet of ice.
to lay open.
a guess based on evidence
a place in the ground where the earth has caved in and water…
Glacier
huge sheet of ice.
Expose
to lay open.
30 terms
The Americas
Canada
United States of America
Belize
Puerto Rico
Ottawa
Washington DC
Belmopan
San Juan
Canada
Ottawa
United States of America
Washington DC
7 terms
The Americas
NAFTA
Panama Canal
Hispanic
Spain
North America Free Trade Agreement: A trade agreement designe…
A Canal built through the isthmus of Panama that connects the…
A person or Spanish descent, regardless of their geographical…
The country that colonized the majority of Central and South…
NAFTA
North America Free Trade Agreement: A trade agreement designe…
Panama Canal
A Canal built through the isthmus of Panama that connects the…
13 terms
the Americas
Meso America
Bering land bridge
Yucatan peninsula
Mayans
Mexico and central America
how people got to America. This strip of land connected North…
peninsula Mayans lived on. Present day Mexico and Guatamala
civilization that lived on the Yucatan peninsula. 300 bc-900…
Meso America
Mexico and central America
Bering land bridge
how people got to America. This strip of land connected North…
12 terms
The Americas
Mesoamerica
flourish
Hieroglyph
Olmecs
Name used for the areas of Mexico and Central America were an…
to be successful
a picture or symbol used in hieroglyphic system of writing
FIrst known civilization of Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica
Name used for the areas of Mexico and Central America were an…
flourish
to be successful
The Americas
Characteristics of Mayan Sculpture
Characteristics of Olmec Sculpture
Chacmool
Stone of Tizoc
showcases distinctive ideal of beauty, long and narrow face,…
created sculptures to look like real people, took stone from…
figure that is half sitting and half lying on his back
sculpted in the round, sides depict Tezcatiipoca (a major Azt…
Characteristics of Mayan Sculpture
showcases distinctive ideal of beauty, long and narrow face,…
Characteristics of Olmec Sculpture
created sculptures to look like real people, took stone from…
11 terms
The Americas
Mesoamerica
maize
obsidian
observatories
a region that includes the southern part of Mexico and northe…
corn
a sharp, glasslike, volcanic rock
buildings to study astronomy
Mesoamerica
a region that includes the southern part of Mexico and northe…
maize
corn
34 terms
The Americas
The Americas
diaspora
Native Americans
holism
the continents of the Western Hemisphere
to spread out in all directions
over 1,000 tribal cultures living in what is today Canada, th…
the belief that humans have a spiritual connection with nature.
The Americas
the continents of the Western Hemisphere
diaspora
to spread out in all directions
The Americas
Ayllu
Communal
Chasquis
Pachacuti
An Incan clan(group of related families, basic unit of Incan…
shared by a community or group
In the Inca empire, chasquis were highly trained runners that…
This ruler expanded the small kingdom of the Incan people int…
Ayllu
An Incan clan(group of related families, basic unit of Incan…
Communal
shared by a community or group
27 terms
The Americas
Mexico
Guatemala
El Salvador
Honduras
Mexico City
Guatemala City
San Salvador
Tegucigalpa
Mexico
Mexico City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
32 terms
The Americas
Quetzalcoatl
Mayan
Moche
obsidian
A god of the aztecs, the feathered serpent
Civilization located in Central America, the Yucatán peninsul…
Culture that flourished along the northern coast of Peru from…
Volcanic-black glass used for tools and for daggers for human…
Quetzalcoatl
A god of the aztecs, the feathered serpent
Mayan
Civilization located in Central America, the Yucatán peninsul…
The Americas
Latin America
Usa
North America
South america
A cultural region where most people speak a Latin based langu…
A country in the Western Hemisphere
Continent in the western and northern hemisphere
A continent in northern southern and Western Hemisphere
Latin America
A cultural region where most people speak a Latin based langu…
Usa
A country in the Western Hemisphere
The Americas
guerilla
smuggle
trafficking
hacienda
a member of a small independent group taking part in irregula…
move (goods) illegally into or out of a country
deal or trade in something illegal
a large estate or plantation with a dwelling house
guerilla
a member of a small independent group taking part in irregula…
smuggle
move (goods) illegally into or out of a country
13 terms
The Americas
Mesoamerica
maize
Olmec
stela
Region that is made up of Mexico and Central America.
Native American term for corn.
the first American civilization.
Mayan sculpted tall stone monuments.
Mesoamerica
Region that is made up of Mexico and Central America.
maize
Native American term for corn.
The Americas
Map of the Olmec
Map of the Maya
Map of the Aztec
Map of the Inca
Map of the Olmec
Map of the Maya
7 terms
The Americas
isthmus
volume
link
abandon
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
amount
to connect
to leave behind, often because of danger
isthmus
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
volume
amount
15 terms
The Americas
Honduras
Guadeloupe
The Falkland Islands
The French Guiana
Which country represents a butterfly, and is separated by it'…
Which one is a territory in northern South America.
Honduras
Guadeloupe
Which country represents a butterfly, and is separated by it'…
8 terms
The Americas
Mesoamerica
Aztecs
Tenochtitlan
Mayan
"Middle America" the region extending from modern-day Mexico…
They created a powerful empire in central Mexico (1325-1521 C…
the capital of the Aztec empire
1500 B.C. to 900 A.D. This is the most advanced civilization…
Mesoamerica
"Middle America" the region extending from modern-day Mexico…
Aztecs
They created a powerful empire in central Mexico (1325-1521 C…
7 terms
the americas
maize
potlatches
confederation
Olmec
corn or other native plants that became the primary food sour…
Festive gatherings held in order to distribute gifts.
a loose alliance of states.
one of the earliest Mesoamerican civilizations. Initiated a l…
maize
corn or other native plants that became the primary food sour…
potlatches
Festive gatherings held in order to distribute gifts.
20 terms
Americas
amendment
bilingual
colony
federal republic
a change to a document, especially a constitution
having or expressed in two languages
overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent ... country
form of government in which the national and state government…
amendment
a change to a document, especially a constitution
bilingual
having or expressed in two languages
The Americas
Causeways
Cenotes
Ceremonial centers
Chinampas
land bridges
deep natural wells
an area used for religious ceremonies by the ancient people o…
a human-made island built of natural materials. Aztec farmers…
Causeways
land bridges
Cenotes
deep natural wells
The Americas
Another term for the Caribbean
Poorest country in the Americas
Country that supplies the most oil to…
World's largest tropical rain forest
West Indies
Haiti
Canada
Amazon Rain forest
Another term for the Caribbean
West Indies
Poorest country in the Americas
Haiti
40 terms
The Americas
Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica - Location
Mesoamerica - Climate
Mesoamerica - Life
Middle America
Mountains... Jungle... Desert... Plains... Lakes... Volcanoes ... Mexico - Coas…
Tropical... Hot... Humid
Roots vegetables... Beans... Squash... Corns... Peppers... Coco... Potatoes
Mesoamerica
Middle America
Mesoamerica - Location
Mountains... Jungle... Desert... Plains... Lakes... Volcanoes ... Mexico - Coas…
The Americas
isthmus
volume
link
maize
a narrow piece of land linking two larger areas of land
amount
to connect
corn
isthmus
a narrow piece of land linking two larger areas of land
volume
amount
Americas
Chile
Argentina
Uruguay
Paraguay
Chile
Argentina
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