Medieval America Flashcards


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yucatan peninsula

a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the bay of Campeche and the Caribbean sea

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olmec

earliest known major mesoamerican civilization who inhabited the coast of veracruz and western tabasco on the gulf of mexico

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glyph

native writing system of the Maya civilization

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maya

supernatural power wielded by gods and demons to produce illusions

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pacal ||

known for raising the city of Palenque (Baakal) from obscurity to great power

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Tenochtitlan

large mexican altepetl

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montezuma ||

ninth aztec emperor of mexico famous for his dramatic confrontation with the spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes

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chasquis

messengers of the Inca empire

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quipu

ancient inca device for recording information consisting of threads knotted in different ways

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chinampa

agricultural technique which relies on small rectangular areas of fertile land to grow crops on shallow lake beds

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quetzacoatl

feathered serpent, prominent supernatural entity or deity found in many mesoamerican religions