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Maya, Aztec, Inca. Maya 250 BC – 900 AD. Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala Cities: Tikal, Chichen Itza hieroglyphics Pyramids. Maya. Astronomy Calendar Concept of zero Predicted spring/fall equinoxes polytheistic. Aztecs 1325-1521 AD. Mexico Capital city: Tenochtitlan

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maya 250 bc 900 ad
Maya 250 BC – 900 AD
  • Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala
  • Cities: Tikal, Chichen Itza
  • hieroglyphics
  • Pyramids
slide3
Maya
  • Astronomy
  • Calendar
  • Concept of zero
  • Predicted spring/fall equinoxes
  • polytheistic
aztecs 1325 1521 ad
Aztecs1325-1521 AD
  • Mexico
  • Capital city: Tenochtitlan
    • Canals
    • Chinampas
  • Temples and pyramids
aztecs
Aztecs
  • Codex used for writing
  • polytheistic
  • Warriors
inca 1438 1533 ad
Inca 1438-1533 AD
  • South America
  • territory=2500 miles
  • Coastal+ Andes Mts.
  • *Cuzco=capital
  • Machu Piccu-lost city
    • Stone work
    • Pyramids
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Inca
  • Farming-terraces
  • No written records
  • Quipu-record keeping
  • Gold
  • polytheistic
spanish conquistadors
Spanish Conquistadors
  • Aztecs conquered by Cortez in 1521
  • Inca conquered by Pizzaro in 1533
  • Maya-only theories about what happened to them.
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