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happened between 10,000 B.C.E and 4,000 B.C.E The third wave happened between 3,000 bce and 1,000 Major Pre-Columbian Civilizations ( Aztec – Mayas – Inca ) The Mayans Their famous pyramid is the Chichen-Itza Mayan civilization of Maize (kind of corn) Mayan underground Granaries (storage) : Chultunes The Aztecs Empire The first man who visited Aztec was Bernald Diaz in 1519 (the 16th cent) 1492 was Christopher Columbous 1421 China discovered the world. ( a book) Mesoamerica before...

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Aztec Civilization

The Aztec Indians created a great civilization in Central Mexico, reaching its peak in the 1500’s. Being late arrivals to the area, and because of their strong neighboring nations, they were forced to live in the swampy western areas of the Lake Texcoco. Because of the swampy surroundings, the Aztecs used mud to create miniature islands in the swamps. These islands are called chinampas, or “floating gardens,” and were used as farming lands. On these fertile islands they grew...

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Aztec Advances

ire - Who were the Aztecs. Why were they considered to be an empire even greater than the Romans. And how was Hernan Cortes able to defeat them. These are some of the questions that people ask about these indigenous people. These people are known as the Aztecs but originally called themselves Mexica. They came to Mexico in the early thirteenth century and from there they started to develop a social structure and government consisting of priests, kings, peasants, and soldiers. Besides having a very...

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The Aztecs

Mesoamerica: The Aztecs Cindy Santos Anthropology 3700 Cindy Santos Professor Hession Anthropology 3700 May 20, 2013 The Aztecs who should be called Mexica, are one of the most important and famous civilizations of Mesoamerica. In the Postclassic period they reched Central Mexico and established their capital there. In a few centuries they managed to control almost all Mexico through an extended period. The Aztecs were a very successful...

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Aztecs: Incas

Aztecs: Incas At the time the Spaniards arrived to the New World they found different Indian civilizations with many similitude and differences. In Mexico the Spaniards found a very stable empire called the Aztecs; the Aztec empire controlled a region stretching from the Valley of Mexico in central Mexico east to the Gulf of Mexico and south to Guatemala. The Aztec built great cities and developed a complex social, political, and religious structure. Spaniards found another Indian civilization...

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The Aztec Empire

food. Such groups include Aztecs, Incas and Mayas who, even though lived in a similar physical environments and climatic region, branched off to build their new lives in their own new societies. These group of people add new activities to their new found culture that will eventually be seen as the basic form of what our modern society within that region, now participate in for the sake of traditions. The Aztec Empire was peopled by a group that was once nomadic, the Aztecs or Mexicas.  Their historians...

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Aztec Civivization

The Aztecs, known more correctly as the Mexicas, flourished in the highlands of central Mexico between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, AD. As the last in a series of civilizations in Mesoamerica, the Aztecs adopted many traits and institutions from their predecessors such as the Maya and Teotihuacan. The Aztecs also devised many innovations, particularly in economics and politics. Aztec civilization was destroyed at its height by the invasion of Spanish conquerors under Hernando Cortés in 1519...

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Impact of the Spanish Conquest on the Aztecs.

The Aztecs, part of modern day Mexico, were once the epitome of fine culture. They began their rule of southern and central Mexico during the 14th century and practiced an incredibly wealthy lifestyle. Nonetheless, this rule began to deteriorate when Spanish explorers disembarked at Tabasco and Vera Cruz on April 21st 1519. When the Spanish voyagers first arrived, they were welcomed warmly, respectfully and received Godlike treatment. Montezuma, the ruler at that time, believed that the Spanish...

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Artifacts Used in Aztec History

Artifacts Used in Aztec Households in Mexican History Kelly Ferguson Anthropology 201 Name: Obsidian Blade Catalog #: 30 / 922 A Museum: American Museum of Natural History During Aztec history, obsidian was used in various ways, such as cutting cloth, hide, and wood. The Aztecs also made efficient weapons and cutting tools, because obsidian flakes into sharp glassy edges when reworked. When used as knives, obsidian was usually embedded in a wood handle to protect the wielder. These...

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The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

How can it be that the Aztecs, one of the greatest and strongest civilisations of its time, be defeated by only a few hundred men? The answers to this question are many but the one we shall explore is that of the factors that gave the Spanish soldiers the advantage over the Aztecs. The main factor that led to the victory of the Spanish Conquerors was the Aztec religion. The Aztecs had many myths about their gods however the most important was the story about Quetzacóatl (ket-zahl-co-ah-tul), the...

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