Type
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aztecs
chief god
huitzilopochtli
itzamna
la venta
mayans
olmec
san lorenzo
teotihuacan
tres zapotes
xipe totec
yucatan

Mesoamerica Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Tikal
Adobe
Irrigation
Tenochtitlan
Yucatan Peninsula
Mexico
Quipu
Zapotecs
Olmecs
Architecture
Mayans
Aztecs
Inca Empire
Peru
Incan Religion
Incan Royals
Specialized Professions
Terrace Farming
City of Cuzco
Sapa Inca
Pachacuti
Machu Picchu

The Olmec Civilization Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

chocolate
jaguars
jade
gods
obsidian
mica
mirrors
sculptures
ball games
stone heads
calendars
irrigation
pottery
religion
pyramids
san lorenzo
artists
civilization
mesoamerica
trade
mexico
guatemala

Mesoamerica Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Built large elaborate mounds used as tombs or for ceremonies Hopewell
Lived in villages that consisted of longhouses surrounded by wooden fences for protection Iroquois
150-200 feet in length covered in bark housing about a dozen families Longhouse
Groups of related families in the Iroquois tribe Clans
Helped to create an alliance of five groups called the Iroquois League Haiwathe
Tribe who depended on the buffalo for survival Plains Tribe
Constructed from buffalo skins stretched over poles Tepees
Established extensive farming society in the Southwest Anasazi
Was civilized prior to the arrival of the Spanish Mesoamerica
Known for the jaguar god, pyramids, hieroglyphics and astronomical calendar Olmec
Known for solar and ritual calendars, hieroglyphics and human sacrifice Zapotec
Known for gods with human and feline traits, no calendar or written language Chavin
Known for human sacrifice, pyramids, ritual, solar and long count calendars and hieroglyphics Maya
Warlike people, brought metal-working to Mesoamerica, first peopel in region to work in gold, silver and copper Toltec
Known for multiple gods, human sacrifice, worship of Huitzilopochtli, written and civil calendars, anwrd itten language Aztec
Capital of Aztec civlization, present day Mexico City Tenochtitlan
Leader of Aztecs Montezuma
Aztec god, according to Aztec folklore believed would return reincarnated and Aztecs thought Spanish were his followers Quetzalcoatl
Aztec god of war and of the sun Huitzilopochtli
Swampy artificial islands for farming crisscrossed by canals of the Aztecs Chinampas
Known for use of images of animals so large can only be seen from the air Nazca
Said to be the precursor to the Incas, centered on warfare and human sacrifice Moche
Abandoned city of Incas Machu Picchu
Way to record expenses Quipu
Major city of Incas Cuzco
Human sacrifice, polytheists, massive stone structures without mortar, over 24,800 miles of road Incas

Mayan Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a cultural region which is made up of Mexico and Central America. Some of the earliest civilizations in the Americas developed in Mesoamerica. MesoAmerica
the Native American name for corn. Maize
the earliest American civilization that emerged in the tropical forests along the Gulf of Mexico, which lasted from about 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C. Olmecs
tall stone monuments sculpted by the Mayans. These carvings preserve striking images of nobles, warrior and powerful rulers. They also represent the Maya gods. Stela
lies in the high plateau of central Mexico where after about A.D 1200, bands of nomadic people migrated to. Valley of Mexico
founded as the capital city of the Aztecs I A.D. 1325. Tenochtitlan
artificial islands made of mud piled atop reed mats that were anchored to the shallow lake bed with willow trees. Chinampas
clever, original and effective. Ingenious
payment from conquered people helped the Aztecs turn their capital into a magnificent city. Tribute
a city that dominated life in the Valley of Mexico from about A.D. 200 to A.D. 750. The city was well planned with wide roads, massive temples, and large apartments buildings to house a population of about 200,000. Teotihuacan

Ancient Civilizations Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Quetzelcoatl
god
glory
gold
empire
Atahualpa
Pizzaro
chocolate
carts
Horses
Machu Picchu
steel weapons
smallpox
calendars
polytheistic
worship
sacrifice
Sun god
terracing
Chichen Itza
Olmec
Tenochtitlan
Cortez
Montezuma
warrior
slashandburn
chinampas
Inca
Aztec
Mayan

Maya, Inca, and Aztec Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Maya, Aztec Crossword Review

Type
Crossword
Description

Located on the Yucatán Peninsula Maya
Conquistador that conquered the Aztec Hernán Cortés
Maya calendar that was based on the cycles of creation and destruction Long Count
Basic food for the majority of the Maya population Cornmeal
God that directly impacted the Aztecs everyday lives Quetzalcoatl
Civilization located in and along the Andes Mountains Inca
Writing system used by the Mayans Hieroglyphics
Used as form of money in the markets Cocoa Beans
A way to appease the gods on special ceremonial occasions Human Sacrifice
Civilization located in Central Mexico Aztec
Aztec city that is underneath present day Mexico City Tenochtitlán
The areas of Mexico and Central America where ancient empire flourished Mesoamerica
Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, Tlacopan Triple Alliance
The Aztec were driven into the swamps and islands of this lake Lake Texcoco
Aztec god of war and of the sun. Told them how they would know when their journey would end. Huitzilopochtli

Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Aztec
Beringia
Buffalo
Calendar
Chichen Itza
Cusco
Ice Age
Inca
Machu Picchu
Mammoth
Maya
Mesoamerica
Mexico
Nomads
Palenque
Peru
Runes
Temples
Teotihuacan
Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the capital of Mexico? Mexico City
What City is known for it's tiles? Puebla
What city was closed the summer of 2016 because of teacher's strikes? Oaxaca
What city in the Yucatan is walled in? Campeche
Which ocean is west of Mexico? Pacific
What body of water is east of Mexico? Gulf of Mexico
Which Mayan site has the most tourists in the Yucatan? Chichen Itza
What famous Meciso City museum housed the countries top murals? Bellas Artes
What famous artist was married to Deigo Rivera? Frieda Kahlo
Between November and March each year, what type of butterflies migrate to central Mexico? Monarch
In which colonial Yucatan city can you atten a free outdoor city? Merida
Don't forget to pack your bathing suit when you visit these ruins. Tulum
Visit this Island by ferry from Playa del Carmen. Cozumel
This beach resort was badly damanged by hurricanes Wilma and Emily. Cancun
This is the Mexican currency. Pesos

Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The Spanish arrived in Mexico in 1519
The capital city of the Aztecs was tenochtitlan
The children of Spanish and Aztecs were called... mestizos
The leader of th Spanish was called Hernan... Cortez
The leader of the Aztecs at the time of the invasion Moctezuma
The Spanish soldiers were called Conquistadors
The last Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc
Date of The night of sorrows June 201520
The Spanish allied with the... Tlaxcalans
"Protector of the indies"- Father ... de Las Casas Bartolome
The Aztec god of the sun Huitzilopochtli
When Cortez first arrived the Spanish though that he was... Quetzalcoatl
the Aztec empire fell in... 1521
The main Aztec temple was called the Temple... Mayor
The Aztecs were made slaves through the ... system encomienda
The Spanish translator was called La Malinche
The Spanish spread diseases such as smallpox, mumps,... and measles Typhus
The Spanish religion Christianity
The capital city of the Aztecs was in lake... Texcoco