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American? Indian? Amerindian?. MAYA. 1- 300 BCE to 900 CE. 2-Descendants of ancient Asian nomads who crossed the Bering Strait 30,000 years ago. 3-Settled most of southern Mexico. 4-Domesticated native plants such as corn and beans. 5-Religion was

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American?

Indian?

Amerindian?

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MAYA

1- 300 BCE to 900 CE

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3-Settled most of

southern Mexico

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5-Religion was

polytheistic (worshipped more than 1 god)

Mayan god of Rain

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6-Social Structure led by a ruling class of elites and priests over the peasants and laboring class

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7-Built large pyramids which are sill around today

8-Developed advanced mathematical formulas

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AZTEC

1-1100 CE to 1525 CE

2-Aztecs are also known

as the Mexica

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3-Settled in central Mexico and

founded the city of Tenochtitlan (now called Mexico City)

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4-Social structure included an emperor, noble class, merchant class, labor class, and slaves

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8-The Aztec Empire eventually failed due to uprisings in the city-states and a final defeat by Spain.

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INCA

1-400 CE to 1533 CE

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3-Capital city was Cuzco

4-Early Inca were fishermen and farmers

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5-Social structure consisted of the Inca (emperor), royalty, wealthy nobles, and the ayllu (which was the rest of the people)

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8-Inca Empire eventually failed due to civil war between two Inca brothers and a final defeat by Spain in 1533

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Have you seen this movie?It features Incan jewelry,

pottery, and masonry, roads, and more!

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REVIEW

1-What empire was located in Peru, South America?

INCA

1-The Maya were also called what?

MEXICA

2-What was the Capitol city of the Aztec Empire?

TENOCHTITLAN

3-What country defeated the Aztecs and the Incas?

SPAIN

4-What was the capitol city of the Incan Empire?

CUZCO

5-Term which means “worships more than 1 god”

POLYTHEISTIC