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Study geography of Mexico, Central America, and South America and relationship to Mayan, Axtec, and Incan economies and development of urban societies. Study society, including class structures, family life, warfare, religious beliefs and practices, and slavery. Explain circumstances of the rise and fall of each civilization and destruction of Aztec and Incan empires by Spanish. Describe artistic and oral traditions as well as architecture of the three civilizations. Describe achievements in astronomy and mathematics in Meso-America, and how their development and knowledge about the calendar and the seasons related to their systems of agriculture. --Emily Odza

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Map of Pre-Columbian Civilizations   CARTOGRAPHER Anonymous      
Temple of Quetzalcoatl.   TEOTIHUACAN Anonymous (Early Classic c. 1 - 600)     100-700 
Observatory.Monte Alban.   ZAPOTEC Anonymous   Stone  Before 900 
L. Stele with number glyphs. R. Inscription from a lintel.   ZAPOTEC Anonymous   Stone  c. 300 BCE-300 CE 
Tikal. Model of Tikal.   MAYAN Anonymous     c. 900 
Palenque. Palace and Observatory Tower.   MAYAN Anonymous     200-900 
View north toward Castillo. Chichen Itza. Caracol.   MAYAN LATE CLASSIC PUUC Anonymous   Limestone  c. 800-900 
Copan. Grand Plaza; Stelae B; C; and D with Temple II In the background.   MAYAN Anonymous     200-900 
Calendar relief.   MAYAN Anonymous   Stone  400-800 
Chichen Itza   MAYAN Anonymous   limestone  Before 1050 
Tikal. Air view of Temple I and Central Acropolis.   MAYAN Anonymous   Stone  c. 725-750 
Chichen Itza   MAYAN Anonymous     Before 1050 
Uxmal. House of the Doves.   MAYAN Anonymous     Before 900 
View of the diverse superimpositions from the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan.   AZTEC Anonymous     1325-1521 
View of stage and standard bearers from the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan.   AZTEC Anonymous     1325-1521 
Maize god.   MAYAN Anonymous     c. 765 
Ixchel (Moon goddess).   MAYAN Anonymous   Terracotta  c. 700-900 
Weeping god. Head.   MAYAN Anonymous   Stone  c. 200-600 
Coatlicue. Goddess of earth & life & death.   AZTEC Anonymous     c. 1400-1500 
Quetzalcoatl.   AZTEC Anonymous   Jade  1350-1531 
Goddess Tlazolteotl Giving Birth to the Sun   AZTEC Anonymous     c. 1400-1500 
Feathered Serpent.   MIXTEC/ AZTEC Anonymous   gold  1500-1600 
Double Headed Serpent. Turquoise mosaic.   AZTEC-MIXTEC Anonymous   Turquoise  1400-1521 
Codex Nuttall. Conquest of the Stone People.   MIXTEC Anonymous   Parchment  Before 1350? 
Great Calendar Stone of the Aztecs. Reproduction. of Aztec calendar.   AZTEC Anonymous   Plaster  1372-1525 

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