"Place of the prickly pear cactus", capital of the Aztec Empire
He found the pacific ocean
A rope with knotted cords of different lengths and colors
"floating gardens" Aztec way of farming land surrounded by swamps
Incan settlement in the Andes north-west of Cuzco, Peru
Land mass in southern mexico extending north-east into the Gulf of Mexico
City in southern Peru
Civilization of Mesoamerica located in the valley of Mexico
The global exchange of people, goods, technology, ideas, and diseases that began after Christopher Columbus' voyages
Civilization located in South America in the Indies Mts.
Political agreements between people or states to work together
A device used for finding latitude at sea
Books used by Aztecs to record their religion and history
one of the oldest and largest Mayan cities
Ruler of Inca at the time of the spanish conquest
A land between north and south America
He found more of canada up north
the founder of Canada, also a french explorer
Island in the west Indies
Portuguese explorer who traveled around the world
He accidently found the americas
Portuguese explorer who tried to get to India
the science of map making
A device used to find direction while traveling
The mayan word for flat region
Conquistador who conquered the Inca empire
Conquistador who conquered the Aztec empire
Spanish conqueror or soldier in the Americas
The Aztec emperor before Hernan Cortes
Civilization of Mesoamerica located in the yucatan peninsula

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