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maya society
popol vuh
observatories
upperclass
lower class
religion
civilization
palenque
warfare
trade
pacal
obsidian

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

Mayan Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

codex
astronomy
calendars
pacal
maize
maya
mesoamerica
obsidian
palenque
pok-a-tok

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

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 Mayans Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Seeds that the Maya used to make chocolate. Cacao
The most powerful city-state during the start of the Post-classic period, Chichen Itza is a very popular tourist attraction today. Chichen Itza
The golden age of the Maya civilization running from 250 AD to 900 AD. Classic Period
The Maya solar calendar that was used to measure time and had 365 days. Haab
The main god of the Maya, Itzamna was the god of fire who created the Earth. Itzamna
A sinkhole or pit filled with water, cenotes were sources of water for the Maya and were also used as places of sacrifice. Cenote
The Maya underworld. Xibalb
Two characters from the Popol Vuh. Hero Twins
A type of book written by the Maya that was created by one long sheet of paper that was then folded like an accordion. Codex
A book or codex that described Maya religion and mythology. Popol Vuh

Mayan Civilization Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Another word for corn. Corn
What was the era of Mayan history between 250 AD - 900 AD? Classic Age
Which bean was used for making chocolate? Cacao
A Mayan king whose name means "Shield." Pacal
A major Mayan city. Palenque
Each Mayan god controlled a different_____of daily life. Aspect
The Mayans believed that a tribute of_____taken from a person's tongue was needed to please the gods. Blood
What buildings did the Mayans use to study the sky and the stars? Observatories
One theory as to why the Mayan civilization collapsed was because of_____. Food Shortages
Which Europeans landed in Central America and conquered the remnants of the Mayan civilization? Spanish

The Incan, Mayan, and Aztec Civilizations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

location of the Aztecs Acrid Valley
The Incas believed the ________ were sacred Mountains
Official language of the Incas Quecha
Lived in modern day Guatemala Mayans
One achievement of these three civilizations Calendars
An important part of all three civilizations Trade
Type of religion (all three) Polytheistic
Represented by Machu Picchu Incas
The __________ civilization was divided into city-states ruled by kings Mayan
The Incan civilization was ruled by _________ Emperors
The mayans were represented by _____________ Tenochtitlan

Ancient Civilizations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The river that flows through Ancient Egypt nile
The river that flows through Ancient India indus
The rivers that flow through Ancient Mesopotamia TigrisandEuphrates
The river that flows through Ancient China HuangHe
Means "land between two rivers" Mesopotamia
The large Middle East region where many prosperous civilizations used the rich soil for agriculture FertileCrescent
Skilled workers, like a carpenter or brick maker artisans
People who trade goods merchants
A large Sumerian temple used for religious worship ziggurat
Wedge-shaped writing used in Mesopotamia cuneiform
An independent city that has its own ruler, government, and name city-state
Nickname for river valleys Cradle of Civilization
Ancient Egyptian writing that uses symbols in lines hieroglyphics
The leader of Egypt who was also considered a god pharaoh
levels of people in society; wealth often = power socialclass
civilizations in Mesopotamia where city-states organized similar cultures Sumerian
The type of government that is led by religious leaders theocracy
The belief in only one god monotheism
The belief in more than one god polytheism
The list of religious and moral guidelines followed by the Hebrews tencommandments
The religion followed by the Hebrews judaism
The list of harsh laws and punishments used in Babylon in Mesopotamia hammurabiscode
The father of Judaism abraham
An artisan who has learned to write and read scribe
The Chinese belief that dead ancestors in heaven approve of their leaders MandateofHeaven
Family of rulers dynasty
Way of life culture
Complex culture civilization
Political system government
King or Queen; power by birth Monarch
cause of civilization agriculture
1st effect of civilization populationincrease
2nd effect of civilization specialization
3rd effect of civilization cities
Process of drying a dead body mummification
Tomb for Pharaohs pyramid
Rigid social class structure in India; born into & stay castesystem
Ancient trade route silkroad
Rich upper class aristocracy
Protection greatwall

Maya, Aztecs, Incas Word Search

Type
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Description

MESOAMERICA
PACAL
EMPIRE
MEXICO
SOUTH AMERICA
WARRIOR
TEMPLE
MASONRY
QUECHUA
CUZCO
CONQUISTADORS
CAUSEWAYS
TENOCHITILAN
OBSERVATIONS
PALENQUE
MAIZE
INCAS
AZTECS
MAYA

Medieval Americas Cross Words Puzzle Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Masonry
Fransisco Pizarro
Atahualpa
Llamas
Quechua
Pachacuti
Codex
Moctezuma II
Hernan Cortes
Conquistadors
Causeways
Popol vuh
Observatories
Pacal
Obsidian
Maize
Mesoamerica