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what civilisation started in 1325 AD Aztecs
what civilisation ended in 1533 AD Incas
what civilisation ended in 1500 AD Maya
what civilisation started in 1900 BC Babylonian
what civilisation started in 3100 BC Egyptians
what civilisation ended 50 BC Greeks
what civilisation ended in 300 AD Romans
what civilisation started 330 AD Byzantinum
what civilisation started in 1800 BC Assyrain
what civilisation ended in 2340 BC Sumerian

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Aztec, Maya, and Inca Empires Crossword

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clay from which bricks are made adobe
an agreement establishing an association between groups alliance
domesticated llama with long silky fleece alpaca
a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast Andes
an anthropologist who studies prehistoric culture archaeologist
the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies astronomy
a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519 Aztec
exchange goods without involving money barter
tropical American tree producing cacao beans cacao
a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy Maya
Inca Emperor Pachacuti rises to power and transforms his kingdom into the largest empire in South America. Inca empire
The goverment born into leadership Bureaucracy

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Ancient Civilizations Word Search

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Pottery
Tomb
Temples
Hieroglyphics
Cuniform
Persian
Etruscan
Assyrian
Nubia
Carpathia
Hittites
Khmer
Indus Valley
Minoan
Greece
Rome
Babylonia
Akkadian
Japan
Korea
China
Olmec
Aztec
Inca
Maya
Sumer
Egypt

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SPANISH CONQUEST Word Search

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

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Mesoamerica Crossword

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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

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SPANISH CONQUEST CROSS WORD

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Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people of central Mexico aztecs
Largest empire in pre-Columbian America inca
The Spanish conquest of the _________ was a protracted conflict during the Spanish colonisation of the Americas maya
The stage of human social development and organization which is considered most advanced. civilisation
An individual rule as part of a system of ________ law
An extensive group of states or countries ruled over by a single monarch, an oligarchy, or a sovereign state. empire
The lower class of the people. peasants
The levels of each social class in terms of importance. social pyramid
The part of the earth's surface that is not covered by water. land
The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, beginning in February 1519, was one of the most significant events in the Spanish colonization of the Americas. spanish conquest

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Early Civilizations of the Americas Crossword

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The ____________ built Machu Picchu high up in the towering mountains. Incas
The Incas lived in the ___________, a mountain chain tht awinds along the western coast of South America Andes
_____, the Incas' capital city Cuzco
Incan government relied on a ____________to keep track of everyones responsibilities and tax payments. census
In the Incan culture, information such as births, deaths, and harvests were quipu
By building ________ in the steep slopes of the Andes, the Incas increased their terraces
The _______ believed that their god of war gave them a sign showing them Aztecs
The new Aztec capital, called ______________ was named after one of their Tenochtitlán
In the Yucatan Peninsula, the ________ established a great civilization. Mayas
Mayan farmers used a technique called _________________. slash-and-burn agriculture
Mayan farmers grew many crops, but ________ was their most important crop. maize
The Mayas created a system of writing using signs and symbols called hieroglyphics
The Mound Builders were Native American groups who lived in eastern North America and built earthen mounds by hand. Mound Builders
The ________ were one of the first Native American peoples of the Southwest. Anasazi
A __________ is a stone and adobe dwelling, often with many stories. pueblo
A round room called a ____ was used for special religious ceremonies. kiva
For centuries, the _____________ region was home to diverse groups of Native Americans Great Plains

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Aztec and Incas Crossword

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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

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APUSH Period 1 Crossword Puzzle

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A system where encomenderos would offer protection and Catholicism for labor. Encomienda System
He was an encomenderos. In the Mid-1500s, he came to see his encomienda and saw the inhumane treatment and abuse the encomienda system promoted. He started petitioning the King of Spain to institute laws that would protect natives against abusive practices. Bartolome De Las Casas 
It put regulations on inhuman practices.   New Laws of 1542 
About 91% of all of them died from diseases that were being brought over to the Americas from Europe. Native Americans
It was a process of transferring plants, animals, diseases, and people between the Old and New Worlds. Columbian Exchange
He was given 3 ships (the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria) by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. He arrived at the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. By 1494, he decided to “subjugate by force of arms” the Taino, Arawak, and Carib people.  Christopher Columbus
They married and merged Castile and Aragon unifying Spain and stopping the encroachment of the Moors (Reconquista). They also funded Christopher Columbus’s voyage to America.   Ferdinand and Isabella
Spain went to the Pope because they were scared Portugal would try to take their territory. This treaty, in 1494, divided the world between Spain (having the western hemisphere) and Portugal (having land east however Portugal technically had Brazil). They didn’t ask the native people or anyone else in Europe for that matter. Treaty of Tordesillas 
The night Moctezuma drove Cortes from Tenochtitlan.  Noche Triste
In 1680, Pueblos revolt against attacks on their religion, killing priests and destroying Catholic missionaries. Spain lost control of Santa Fe and Mew Mexico for 50 years.  Pope's Rebellion
It was a belief that the Spanish only killed, tortured, and stole in the Americas while doing nothing good.  The Black Legend
In other words, it is corn cultivation, (in 6,000 BCE) domesticated crops and animals, led to civilization, and ended nomadic lifestyle. It was majorly significant to South America.  Maize
It was a practice of growing beans, corn, and squash together. It improved diet and also led to large populations.  Three-sister Farming
It was the 1st European nation to send explorers around the west coast of Africa.  Portugal
It taught people had to be constantly on defense against temptations. Europeans also wanted to share this with others around the world and became a major reason for exploration.  Christianity
The 3 main reasons many colonists wanted to come to the New World. Gold, God, Glory
It allowed sailors to sail with or against wind and made it capable for Europeans to now sail south toward Africa.  Caravel
The bridge that got the earliest Americans between 11,000 and 35,000 years ago from Asia. It was created during the Ice Age.  Beringia Land Bridge 
One of the causes of exploration, He was an Italian adventure who travelled to China, lived there 17 years and wrote a book that described the wealth and products of China.   Marco Polo
First European to see Pacific by crossing Panama in 1513 (claiming all land for Spain).  Vasco Nunez Balboa
An animal brought from Europe that changed the Indians way of life.    Horse
Started in Spain in 1519 with 5 ships, led the 1st successful European circumnavigation of globe in 1522. Ferdinand Magellan
From 1513 to 1521, he explored Florida seeking gold and the “fountain of youth” but unfortunately didn’t find either of those.  Juan Ponce De Leon
In 1509, he went to the Caribbean because of wealth and titles. In the 1520s, he failed to conquer the Inca Empire In 1533, he founded Peru. Eight years later, he was killed by a fellow conquistador named Diego de Almagro.  Francisco Pizarro
From 1539 to 1542, helped with the Inca defeat and explored in Southeast U.S. seeking for gold. He discovered the Mississippi River. He mistreated the Indians and died of fever and wounds. His people threw his body in the Mississippi River.  Hernando De Soto 
In 1519, he entered Aztec capital and discovered their rituals and wealth. He kidnapped Moctezuma, killed 100s of natives, but Spanish ended up running for their lives. He teamed up with other natives to defeat Aztecs. By 1521, he defeated the Aztecs.  Hernan Cortes
Person of mixed European and Indian ancestry.  Mestizos 
Their capital city was Tenochtitlan. They had a warrior culture and are well known for their rituals (human sacrifices). They lived in central Mexico.  Aztecs
They were located in Peru and Andes Mountains. They built road networks, terrace farming, and quipu.   Incas
They were located in Peru and Andes Mountains. They built road networks, terrace farming, and quipu.   Mayas

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The Incan, Mayan, and Aztec Civilizations Crossword

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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

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The Early Americas Word Search

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TENOCHTITLAN
CONQUISTADOR
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
TREASON
AZTEC
IGLOO
CONFEDERATION
ADOBE
QUIPU
MESOAMERICA
TEOTIHUACAN
MONOPOLY
GLACIER
INCA
MAYA

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