Type
Word Search
Description

atsronomy
aztecs
children of the sun
chinampas
gods
hunting
mathematics
moon
pyramids
sacrifice
spear
stars
stone
sun
tenochtitlan

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

Aztec Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

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

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

Aztec Wordsearch

Type
Word Search
Description

snake
ollin
coxcaquauhtl
cuauhtli
ocelotl
empire
spanish
religious
artistic
pyramid
temple
gods
mask
warrior
civilisation
itzcoatl
uitzilopochtli
indian
architecture
agriculture
chinampas
montezuma
tenochtitlan
mexico
aztec

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

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

Aztecs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Floating gardens chinampas
Sun God Huitzilopochtli
Rain God Tlaloc
God of death Mictlantecuhtli
Aztec City Tenochtitlan
A practice the Aztecs did Sacrifice
Aztec currency cacao beans
God house Teocalli
Aztec King Moctezuma II
Goddess of drought Atlacoya
God of the earth Tlaltecuhtli
God of fishing Opochtli

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

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
MontezumaII