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22 Cards in this Set

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Ice Age
Any of the periods of time in the past lasting for millions of years when glaciers spread to cover nearly half of the Earth’s land
A great sheet of ice that moves slowly over a land surface
Of or relating to the area of the Earth between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
Rain Forest
A warm wet forest that receives more than 80 inches of rain per year. 3/4 or 75% of the Earth’s living things can be found there
A bridge that connected North America and Asia during the Ice Age. Where the Bering Strait is today
Middle America
Ancient region of North America that included southern Mexico and much of Central America birthplace of Olmec and Mayan civilizations
Central Plateau
High plateau through central Mexico…bounded by high mountain ranges
Graph that shows temperature and precipitation in a place over a period of months
Slash and Burn
Farming method…cutting of trees and burning them to enrich the soil for planting crops
La Vanta
Center of Olmec culture…Ancient island town of Middle America on the east coast of what is now Mexico
People of the rubber country
Classic Period
A time of great cultural achievement for any civilization
Corn…native to north and south America
Writing symbol often carved into stone…stands for an object or sound
Tall flat stone carved with writing used to mark an important historical event
Te-tun Tree Stones
Another name for a stela
Ancient city of Middle America…Center of Mayan culture …now Hondourus
Pokata- pok
Game played with a rubber ball
Terra calinete
Hottest region in middle america
Terra Fria
Coldest region in middle america
Very important animal to the Olmec
Very important animal to the Olmec