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Title: Olmec review


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Olmecreview
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MAYANS review
maya
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Mesoamerica before Exploration
The Aztecs
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Aztecs
  • FALL
  • Spanish Conquistadors
  • RISE
  • Warlike culture, allowed them to subjugate
  • To subjugate is to repress someone, or to make
    them subservient to you.

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LOCATION MEXICO CITY CENTRAL MEXICO
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Lands of the Aztecs
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FYI
  • legend says they were told to find a city where
    an eagle perched on a cactus holding a snake in
    its mouth

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According to Legend The place where the eagle
screams, Where he spreads his wings The place
where he feeds, Where the fish jump, Where the
serpents coil up and hiss! This shall be Mexico
Tenochtitlan and many things shall happen!
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Aztec View of Tenochtitlan
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Economy Chinampa or Floating Garden15ft. to
30ft. wide
Corn Squash Beans
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Economy Large Population, busy
markets Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City) The
Venice of the Americas
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Religion
  • human sacrifice
  • food for gods keeps sun in orbit
  • Victims POWs
  • NOT an honor- 20,000 per year
  • how rip heart out of chest and throw body off
    pyramid!
  • cook and eat remains delicacy

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Aztecs Sacrifice Neighboring Tribes to the Sun God
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Heart Sacrificeon an Aztec Temple Pyramid
aztec-sacrifice
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Wall of Skulls, Tenochtitlan
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Arts/Architecture Contributions
Fierce Warriors
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Swords to slash not pierce!
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Weaponry
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Planned cities, pyramids
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Aztec Writing
Aztec Math
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Aztec Sun Stone -- Calendar
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Aztec Calendar Sunstone
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Art- Gold
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Medical practices Mummification
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