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toltec civilization
chinampas
central mexico
dike
causeway
aviary
plaza
tenochtitlan
golden age
alliance
mercenary

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

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 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

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

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

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, 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

The Aztecs Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

Mesoamerica Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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