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Mayan, Aztecs, and Incas

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Alondra Soltero

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Maya, Inca, and Aztec
Civilizations The Aztecs The Inca The Mayan one of the greatest civilizations in the world
were nomads and polytheistic
mysteriously disappeared: scientists theorize that limited water supply, the spreading of diseases, wars, and the decrease in food production could have been the biggest factors
been in existence for more than 3 centuries in the year 500. Also between the years 750 and 900 Mayan cities slowly disappeared and abandoned
The Mayan calendar: known that all their predictions of centuries ahead did indeed come true. Where the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs originated (Central Mexico) the Aztecs moved to the Mayan territory once they disappeared
were polytheistic and rather violent
were more understanding of outsiders and less arrogant than other civilizations in what is now present- day Mexico, but when it came to defending their people violence was horrific civilization living in what is now South America; with Peru as their center
very fond of sacrificing: sacrificed llamas, "flawless people", and children to their gods
one of the biggest Amerindian civilizations
one of the quickest growing civilizations in history. But, just as quick as they grew, they fell
One of the greatest legends by the Incas, called the Children of the Sun, was of a man and a woman brought to the world to find the Promised Land given by the gods TEKS #9: Compare the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations and explain how prior civilizations influenced their development; and(B) explain how the Inca and Aztec empires were impacted by European exploration/colonization. BY: Alondra Soltero
3A Aztec Territory Mayan Territory Explorers Christopher Columbus Travel Roots On December 21st he lands and meets the natives in the Americas (whom he calls Indians) and wants to make them servants Hernán Cortés Encounter with Aztecs in Tenochtitlan In 1540 the expedition journeyed north through what is today called Arizona. Coronado sent a scouting party that found the Grand Canyon and then returned to the group. Coronado found Hopi Indians and towns of adobe and rock belonging to the Pueblo Indians, who lived in multi-story houses, wore cotton clothing and grew corn. Coronado Hernando de Soto Find the word that best fits the pattern bellow;
Mayans: Mayan Calendar; Aztecs: ____; Incas: Sacrifices.
A) architectures
B) warriors
C) farmers
D) numbers Question B) warriors
The relationship followed is what each tribe is mostly known for. Example: The Incas are known for their bloody sacrifices of llamas, virtuous people, and children in order to "please" their many gods.
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