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Huitsilopochtli
Aztec God of war
Tenochtitlan
The Aztec capital city
Chinampas
Manmade floating islands made of platforms of woven reed. aztec farmers used these to grow crops on.
Hieroglyphics
A system of writing based on symbols representing ides, i.e. the ancient Egyptians and modern Chinese
Cuzco
The Incan capital city
Four Quarters of The World
What the Incans called their empire
Terraces
Flat Ledges cut into the side of a mountain, used to grow crops on.
Mesa
A flat topped hill with steep slopes. Southwestern Indians built dwellings on these.
Pueblos
The buildings that these Indians constructed, some had more than 100 rooms.
Cahokia
The largest settlement of the mound building culture found in the Midwest. This city was located near what is now St. Louis.
Maize
Corn
Tlaloc
The Aztec god of rain, and the god of the farmer's plenty.
Mark of The Rabbit
The marks on the face of the moon, from the rabbit.
Pachacuti
The 9th ruler of the Cuzco Empire.
Quipu
A record-keeping device of the Inca empire consisting of a series of variously colored strings attached to a base rope and knotted used to keep many different records.
Calander Stone
A massive piece of rock 3 feet thick and 12 feet in diameter. Weighing about 24 metric tons, it contained pictographs for the days and months of the Aztec calendar.
Quetzalcoatl
The god of learning and civilization
Huitsilopochtli
Aztec God of war
Tenochtitlan
The Aztec capital city
Chinampas
Manmade floating islands made of platforms of woven reed. aztec farmers used these to grow crops on.
Hieroglyphics
A system of writing based on symbols representing ides, i.e. the ancient Egyptians and modern Chinese
Cuzco
The Incan capital city
Four Quarters of The World
What the Incans called their empire
Terraces
Flat Ledges cut into the side of a mountain, used to grow crops on.
Mesa
A flat topped hill with steep slopes. Southwestern Indians built dwellings on these.
Pueblos
The buildings that these Indians constructed, some had more than 100 rooms.
Cahokia
The largest settlement of the mound building culture found in the Midwest. This city was located near what is now St. Louis.
Maize
Corn
Tlaloc
The Aztec god of rain, and the god of the farmer's plenty.
Mark of The Rabbit
The marks on the face of the moon, from the rabbit.
Pachacuti
The 9th ruler of the Cuzco Empire.
Quipu
A record-keeping device of the Inca empire consisting of a series of variously colored strings attached to a base rope and knotted used to keep many different records.
Calander Stone
A massive piece of rock 3 feet thick and 12 feet in diameter. Weighing about 24 metric tons, it contained pictographs for the days and months of the Aztec calendar.
Quetzalcoatl
The god of learning and civilization