Type
Word Search
Description

blood sacrifice
god king
Spanish conquest
Montezuma
jaguar warrior
Hernando Cortes
conquistador
sun god
Templo Mayor
pyramids
Aztecs
human sacrifice
superstitious
evil dwarfs
obsidian
maize corn
feathers
social classes
cross eyed
jewelry
jade
conehead
braids
codex
Diego de Landa
Tikal
cenotes
Mayas
zero
calendar
basalt
rubber people
Olmec

Mesoamerica Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

tikal
la venta
mesoamerica
anthropologist
causeway
appease
chinampa
conquistador
obsidian
dike
cenote
codex
basalt
maize
stucco

Aztec Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Aztec
calpulli
causeways
chinampas
codex
conquistadors
Hernan Cortes
mesoamerica
Moctezuma
Quetzalcoatl
sacrifice
Tenochtitlan

Aztec Empire Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

TLAXCALA
CAUSEWAY
CITY-STATE
CODEX
MAIZE
MESOAMERICA
NAHUATL
OMEN
PIPILTIN
SACRIFICE
SMALLPOX
TLATOANI
ADOBE
AMANTECA
AQUEDUCT
CALMECAC
CALPULLI
CHINAMPA
CONQUISTADORS
EMPIRE
HUITZILOPOCHTLI
MACEHUALTIN
MEXICA
MONTEZUMA
OBSIDIAN
OLLAMA
PICTOGRAPH
POCHETA
PYRAMID
TENOCHTITLAN
TOLTECS
TRIBUTE

Early Americas, Aztecs, and Incas Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

masonry
Francisco Pizarro
Atahualpa
llamas
Quechua
Pachacuti
codex
Moctezuma II
Hernán Cortés
conquistadors
causeways
Popol Vuh
observatories
Pacal
obsidian
maize
Mesoamerica

Spanish Conquest of The Americas Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A region where North and South America meet, and now includes modern day countries such as Guatemala and Mexico. Mesoamerica
Corn; grown typically in Central or South America. An important Aztec food. maize
A highly contagious disease brough to the Americas by the Europeans. The indigenous people had no immunity to this deadly disease and more than 90% died from it. smallpox
A natural body of water (lake) within the valley of Mexico. LakeTexcoco
A pottery fragment usually unearthed as an archaelogical relic. Also known as potsherds. sherd
A water supply system constructed to convey water over a long gradual slope. aqueduct
A god that is a guardian of protector of something in particular. For example, Chicmexochiti was the patron god of artists. patrongod
The capital city of the Aztec Empire, built in the centre of Lake Texcoco. Tenochtitlan
The exposure of multiple layers beneath Earth's surface so archaelogists can study the artefacts of a site. statigraphy
A small, floating piece of fertile land used for agriculture. chinampa
Aztec emperor who reigned during the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan. Montezuma
The offering of a crop or killing of a live animal or person to please a god. sacrifice
The art of decorating something with small pieces of coloured materials such as glass, stones, tiles or shells. mosaic
A road built across a broad body of water or wetland. causeway
A term used to refer to the soldiers and explorers of Spanish or Portuguese Empires in a general sense. Literally, it means 'conqueror'. conquistador
The Spanish conquistador who invaded Aztec territory and took the city of Tenochtitlan. Cortes
Payments, such as goods or services, made by one nation to ensure protection by another. tribute
A glassy, black rock that is formed by cooling lava. obsidian
In Aztec context, the name given to a document written by the Aztecs, which uses mainly pictures to tell a story. codex
A symbol or image used to represent words. glyph

Mesoamerica Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

corn Maize
a region a region that includes the southern part of Mexico and parts of central America Mesoamerica
a sharp glass like volcanic rock Obsidian
a Mayan king has a temple built in Palenque where he was buried Pacal
buildings to study astronomy Observatories
Maya legends and history were written in this book Popol Vuh
raised roads across water or wet ground Causeways
the soldiers that came to spread the catholic religion Conquistadors
a man who led a group of conquistadors, who eventually take over the Aztec Hernan Cortes
The last Aztec emperor who was conquered by the Spanish Moctezuma
Another name for the type of ancient book the Aztec used Codex
Inca ruler who helped the Inca expanded their territory greatly Pachacuti
The Incas established official language Quechua
Animals that are related to camels, but native to South America Llamas
A man who led a group of  conquistadors, who eventually took over the Inca Francisco Pizarro
stonework Masonry

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

SPANISH CONQUEST Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

HISPANIOLA
SLAVE
GOD
GLORY
GOLD
TRADE ROUTES
VOYAGE
QUETZACOATL
SACRIFICE
GODS
RELIGION
NATIVE
EXPLORER
SPAIN
CORN
TENOCHTITLAN
CHIMPANA
MAYA
INCA
AZTEC
CONQUISTADOR

Aztec and Incas Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the empire whose last leader was Atahualpa? Incas
Aztecs last leade was ___________. Montezuma II
The Aztec empire was very ________ with sacrifices. Violent
The conquistador of Incas Pizarro
Witch conquistador conquered the Aztecs? Cortes
Both empires were _______ (believed in many gods) Monotheistic
What animal did the incas commonly sacrifice White llamas
Empire located in Peru and chile Incas
Empire located in mesoamerica Aztecs
Main cause of death in Both empires Ilness