Americas

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cre8nmydestiny
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Americas
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2011-03-02 00:49:26
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The Americas
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  1. Meso America
    • Central Mexico
    • First people went there from Alaska from Bering Strait
    • Missed out on Disease
    • Domesticated Maize (corn)
    • Domesticated Tomato and Potato
    • Ceremonial Centers
  2. Olmecs
    • Lived in what is now Mexico (gulf)
    • Ceremonial Center-La Venta
    • Practice Terrace Agriculure (dig terrace b/c rely on rains for water...no river)
    • Maize
    • Crafted Heads made out of Besalt Rock
    • Carved Jade
    • Writing system that we can't break-glyphs
  3. Mayans
    • Southern Mexico
    • 1. Writing
    • 2. Calendar
    • 3. Ceremonial Centers
    • Polytheistic-gods for weather, crops
    • Creation Legend: Popol Vu (oral tradition)
    • Chillam Balam-sayings of sooth sayers
    • Writing System-glyphs
    • Human Sacrifices
    • Slavery
    • Captives sacrificed to gods (Cenotes)
    • Rituals-ball court, you lose you die
  4. Mayan Calendar
    • 2 parts
    • 365 days, 260 rituals
    • outside is solar
    • 51 year cycles
  5. Mayan Society
    • Stratified Society (born into)
    • Warriors-elitist
    • Merchants-elitist
    • Currency-cocoa beans
  6. Teotihuacan
    • Major ceremonial center
    • Pyramid of the sun
    • Priesthood
  7. South America
    • Upland and Lowland Culture
    • Andes mountains and low valleys
    • Maize, Potato, Tomato
    • Domesticated Alpaca (like llama)
    • Parasites killed them-eating raw fish

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