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ART
ASTRONOMY
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GAMES
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HIERARCHY
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MAYAN
MYSTERY
NOBLEMEN
PRIESTS
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SACRIFICE
SCULPTURE
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TEMPLES
WRITING

Mayan Word Search

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Word Search
Description

alliances
heredity
reign
currency
cacao
kings
temples
sacrifice
astronomy
ancientbooks
stone carving
citystate
guatemala
takai
calendars
peasants
population
astonomers
mathematics
trade
merchants
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ball game
Swampland
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The Maya Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The Maya built these on top of their pyramids temples
The Maya beleived that their priests and kings could ___ with the gods. communicate
The soil in the rainforests was ____. poor
Slash-and-burn agriculture is a farming method in which trees are ___ and the ash fertilizes the soil. burned
Most Maya people lived in _____, not near the center of the city. farmingvillages
The basic social unit in Maya society was the _____. extendedfamily
Feathers from this colorful tropical bird were traded by the Maya. quetzal
Temples were built on these so that they could be closer to the gods in heaven. pyramids
One of the most startling Mayan religious practices was _____. humansacrifice
One of the 2 reasons why the great Maya cities fell. warfare
One of the 2 reasons why the great Maya cities fell. drought
The Maya developed an advanced writing system that used _____. hieroglyphics
Carved glyphs that celebrate rulers and their deeds have been preserved on stone monuments called ____. stelae
The Maya developed three distinct types of ______ for religious festivals, farming tasks and historical dates.. calendars
The Mayan numbering system differed from the European system because it included a numeral for ____. zero
The Maya built these for observing the sky. observatories
The Maya did NOT have horses, oxen or _____ vehicles. wheeled
While today, Maya buildings plain, gray ____ structures, they were once brightly colored and decorated. stone
The Maya were excellent astronomers and plotted the movement of the sun, moon, and planets without the use of these. telescopes

The Aztecs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

One word in the title Aztecs
A place of worship in the shape of a square based pyramid Temple
A religious leader Priest
The Aztec ruler (male) Emperor
Worshiped by the Aztecs Gods
What the Aztecs did to pay a blood debt to the gods Sacrifice
People who served the wealthy Aztecs Slaves
The Aztec ruler (female) Empress
A person who grows food and looks after crops for their village Farmer
The place of the prickly pear cactus Tenochtitlan
Objects for attacking enemies Weapons
A myth-like story Legend
A belief in, and worship of, a god/gods Religion
An existence after death Afterlife
An Aztec version of a book Codex

Mayan Wordsearch

Type
Word Search
Description

Central Americas
ancient
Gautemala
Mexico
Belize
Script
Calendar
Gods
Temple
mayan

The Olmec Civilization Word Search

Type
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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

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

LATIN AMERICA HISTORY Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

COCA
MAIZE
COTTEN
TURKEY
MAYAN CALENDAR
PISAC
AZTEC
MAYAN
BALLGAME
SPEAR
EMPIRE
INCA
SACRAFICE
BOLAS
ABALANQUE
HUNAHPY
CENTRAL AMERICA
MESOAMERICAN
EL CASTILLO
ART

Early Civilization Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

"person who thinks"; stage of human development beginning in 200,000 BC homosapien
the period of time before written records prehistory
belief in many gods polytheistic
belief in one God monotheistic
an amount of goods that is greater than what is needed surplus
farming, trade, government, technology, art, science, and written language sevensignsofcivilization
a king and religious leader of an ancient Egyptian theocracy pharaoh
a system of government in which priests or religious leaders rule in the name of a deity or deities theocracy
a group of huge burial tombs built for pharaohs in ancient Egypt pyramids
a form of writing where pictures represent literal visual representations of words pictographwriting
ancient Mesopotamian temple in the shape of a pyramid with staircases and a shrine on top ziggurat
the first codification of law which was written on a Rosetta Stone in ancient Mesopotamia hammurabiscode
a seasonal prevailing of heavy wind and rain which ravaged the Indus River Valley monsoon

Ancient Egypt Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

writing system hieroglyphs
The longest river in the world Nile River
Many historians consider Menes to be Egypt's first ____________ pharaoh
People from rich and powerful families are called __________ nobles
Who was the most famous pharaoh of the Old Kingdom? Khufu
Specially treated bodies wrapped in cloth mummies
The momuments used to bury their rulers were called _______ pyramids
Statues with bodies of lions and heads of other animals or humans sphinx
Long-lasting paper like material made from reeds papyrus
Continent of Egypt Africa
The god of the underworld Osiris
Life after death afterlife
One ruler who worked to increase Egyptian trade Queen Hatshepsut
Scribes and ___________wrote and produced goods craftspeople
A mummy was kept in a case called a ___________ sarcophagus
The earth god Geb
Most egyptians were farmers, servants, or ________ slaves
People of wealth and power elite
The period during which Egypt reached the height of its power and glory New Kingdown
After the wars of the Middle Kingdom, Egypt created a professional ______ army

Pre-Columbian Americas Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Indigenous
Chinampa
Chacmool
Sacrifice
Tlaloc
Weaving
Maize
Tortilla
Codex
Hierarchy
Commoners
Nobles
Emperor
Warriors
Slaves
Yucatan Peninsula
Andes Mountains
Hieroglyphic
Tlacopan
Conquistadors
Battle
Tenochtitlan
Massacre
Conquest
Lake Texcoco
Famine
Captive
Colonisation
Discovery
Texcocans
Smallpox
Inca
Mayan
Aztec
Christopher Columbus
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