Maya & Aztec Flashcards

  1. Worshipped many God from nature

    Huitzilopochtli who chased away the sun and moon

    Offered human sacrifices to the Gods
    Aztec
  2. Chinampas in the middle of water
    Aztec
  3. Many died from smallpox and were conquered by Spanish leader named Cortes
    Aztec
  4. Tenochititlan - buildings placed to represent position of the sun during special times
    Aztec
  5. Built reed boats - Expert builders

    Causeways and Bridges

    Plaza, markets, & zoo
    Aztec
  6. Valley with several Lakes

    Lake Texcoco

    Valley of Mexico
    Aztec
  7. 1100 - 1500
    Aztec
  8. Mesoamerica - Southern Mexico & Central America

    Yukonton Peninsula
    Maya
  9. Stone monuments of gods to allow for a good harvest or war

    Step pyramids were topped with temples to worship their gods and observe the stars
    Maya
  10. Tikal - built to align with star clusters
    Maya
  11. Advanced writing system and wrote many books

    The number zero

    Calendar

    Charts of stars
    Maya
  12. 250 - 900
    Maya
  13. Slowly conquered by the Spanish
    Maya
  14. Moved from place to place to keep the soil from wearing out

    Build terraces to make level surfaces

    Built raised islands in swamps
    Aztec
  15. Many tribes with the same language.

    3 joined to form a large empire.  Others paid tributes to rule themselves.

    Fought a lot of wars
    Maya
  16. Not centrally controlled.  Had many city-states controlling their own family

    Many ruling families

    Always at war with neighboring city-states
    Maya
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Maya & Aztec Flashcards
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