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A very long mountain range
Cordillera
a volcano that may still erupt
Active Volcano
the part of the Earth between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, where the climate is the warmest
Tropical Zone
The parts of the Earth north and south of the tropical zone; the climate is cooler than the tropical zone
Temperate Zone
This region includes central and southern Mexico and Central America; also called Middle America
Mesoamerica
planting different crops together
Intercropping
A volcanic glass often used for tools by ancient people
Obsidian
The ruling class
Elite
An area used for religious ceremonies by the ancient people of the Americas
Ceremonial Center
A kind of sling that maks it easier for a person to carry heavy loads
Tumpline
a temporary ruler
Regent
Cutting and burning forest lands to gain new farmland
Slash-and-burn-farming
A picture-symbol that represents an object, idea or sound
Glyphs
a deep, natural well
Cenote
a very long mountain range found in Central America
Cordillera