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  • Inca And Aztec Civilizations
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    The Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations each originated from Latin America. Some Mayans lived in southern Mexico in the present day states of Chip as, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo. Other Mayans lived in Central America in the countries of Belize, Guatemala, and ancient Honduras. The Incas lived in an Empire which they called Tawantinsuyu. Tawantinsuya means four parts. The Incas lived in present day Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. The four parts were a long coastal ...
  • People Like The Mayas
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    Early American Civilizations Early American civilizations were composed of four different groups of people. These four groups were composed of the Mayas, Aztecs, Incas, and the North Americans. These groups were the same in many ways, but had some differences that would distinguish their group from the others. These civilizations ruled the Americas for long period of time. These civilizations were the same in almost every way, but they had their differences to show that they were a totally diffe...
  • Descendants Of The Aztec And Maya Civilizations
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    The Aztec and Maya were both American Indian people. The Aztec were ruled by a mighty empire in Mexico during the 1400's and early 1500's. The Maya however, developed a magnificent civilization in Central America and Southern Mexico. Both civilizations contributed a great deal to the modern world and invented items that are still used today. According to the Aztec Legend, the ancestors of the people who founded Tenochtitlan, came to the Valley of Mexico. The Aztec wandered for many years before ...
  • Mesoamerican Pyramids With A Single Temple
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    Architecture and Burials in the Maya and Aztec Plundering and carnage were the overlying results of the Spanish conquest of MesoAmerica beginning in 1519. The ensuing years brought many new "visitors", mostly laymen or officials in search of wealth, though the Christianity toting priest was ever present. Occasionally a man from any of these classes, though mainly priests would be so in awe of the civilization they were single handedly massacring that they began to observe and document things suc...
  • Aztec And Maya Areas
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    Major Indian Civilizations - Some archaeologists and anthropologists use the term "nuclear" America. "Nuclear", a common misconception among most individuals including weapons of mass destruction, what is truly intended for the meaning is the ancient cultural centers of America. The term nuclear America refers to the areas of the three great Indian civilizations - the Maya, the Aztec, and the Inca. Nuclear America included two areas. One area was in the part of Middle America that today makes up...
  • Story Of Cacao And Chocolate
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    In 1753, Carl von Line, more commonly known as Linnaeus, gave the scientific name to the cacao tree. As a chocolate lover, Linnaeus named the cacao tree Theobroma cacao; the first part he took from the Greek meaning "food of the gods". As a chocolate lover myself, I chose Theobroma cacao as my topic to explore the sociocultural history of the flavorful product made from the cacao bean, chocolate. The word "chocolate" is said to derive from the Mayan "xocoatl" and cacao from the Aztec "cacahuatl"...

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