Arch ch 8 (final)

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Arch ch 8 (final)
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  1. an architectural style characteristic of Teotihuacan during the Classic period, in which recessed rectangular panels are separated by sloping aprons
    talud-tablero
  2. describing a residence pattern in which married couples live with or near the husband's family
    patrilocal
  3. the Aztec word for their ritual ballgame
    tlachtli
  4. a type of farming in which the ground is cleared by cutting and burning the vegetation on the spot
    slash and burn
  5. an architectural feature, frequently carved with glyphs and figures, that is placed on the top of Mesoamerican temples
    roof comb
  6. a horizontal beam of wood or stone that supports the wall above a doorway or window
    lintel
  7. the Maya word for a raised causeway constructed of stone blocks and paved with gravel and plaster
    sacbe
  8. a raised complex of palaces and courtyards, especially in Mesoamerica and Greece
    acropolis
  9. the study of inscriptions
    epigraphy
  10. a set of Maya hieroglyphs; generally, each emblem glyph is specific to a given Classic Maya city
    emblem glyph
  11. a tree that grows abundantly in the tropical forests of the Maya Lowlands and bears an edible, also called breadnut
    ramon
  12. an agricultural field created by swamp drainage or landfill operations along the edges of lakes
    chinampa
  13. a stone coffin, usually decorated with sculpture and/or inscriptions
    sarcophagus
  14. a written or painted symbol that more or less portrays the represented object
    pictograph
  15. a written symbol that represents an abstract idea rather than the sound of a word or the pictoral symbol of an object
    ideograph
  16. pertaining to the sounds of speech
    phonetic
  17. a carved human figure serving as a decorative or supporting column
    Atlantean column
  18. the Maya word for a sinkhole,
    cenote
  19. a life size stone figure in a reclining position, with flexed legs and head raised and turned to one side
    chac mool
  20. an arched structure of masonry that forms a ceiling or roof
    vault
  21. a term loosely applied to the people who lived beyond the northern limits of mesoamerica; nomadic people, considered to be uncivilized barbarian
    Chichimec
  22. a small, socially stratified political unit prevalent in Mesoamerica at the time of the spanish conquest
    petty state
  23. a privileged, hereditary guild of long distance Aztec traders
    pochteca

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