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What are the 3 items most civilizations have?
1. government
2. education
3. religion
What was the key to the development of most civilizations?
farming
Name the 3 first American groups we are studying.
Mayan
Aztec
Anasazi
What are the important dates for the Mayan?
AD 250 (began building)
AD 909 (last building built)
What are two types of buildings the Mayans had?
stone temples
monuments
What is one way of farming the Mayans?
terraces
raised islands
crop rotation
What are 2 natural resources the Mayans had?
soil (clay)
water
animals
forests
Name two interesting facts about the Mayans.
developed calendar
invented the number 0
symbols for writing
What are the important dates for the Aztec?
AD 1100's ( Valley of Mexico settled)
AD 1500's (height of civilization)
What are two types of buildings the Aztecs had?
palaces
temples
What is one way of farming the Aztecs had?
floating gardens
What are 2 natural resources the Aztecs had?
water
fish
soil
Name two interesting facts about the Aztecs.
sacrifices
war important
calendar names
markets
What are the important dates for the Anasazi?
AD 900 (Pueblo Bonito built)
AD 1300's (Anasazi leave cities)
What are two types of buildings the Anasazi had?
underground houses
large village apartments
*cliff cities
How did the Anasazi farm?
irrigation
What are two natural resources the Anasazi had?
water
land
Name two interesting facts about the Anasazi.
desert dwellers
"four corners"
black/white pottery
Kivas