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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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Temple of Quetzalcoatl.

TEOTIHUACAN Anonymous (Early Classic c. 1 - 600)
2nd-7th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Teotihuacan (Classic) Architecture

Tikal. Model of Tikal.

MAYAN Anonymous
8th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Architecture

Palenque. Palace and Observatory Tower.

MAYAN Anonymous
3rd-9th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Architecture

View north toward Castillo. Chichen Itza. Caracol.

MAYAN LATE CLASSIC PUUC Anonymous
Limestone
9th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Late Classic Puuc) Architecture

Copan. Grand Plaza; Stelae B; C; and D with Temple II In the background.

MAYAN Anonymous
3rd-9th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Architecture

Calendar relief.

MAYAN Anonymous
Stone
5th-8th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Maya Sculpture

Chichen Itza

MAYAN Anonymous
limestone
11th c Mayan Postclassic; Maya Architectural Sculpture

Tikal. Air view of Temple I and Central Acropolis.

MAYAN Anonymous
Stone
8th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Architecture

Chichen Itza

MAYAN Anonymous
11th c Mayan Postclassic; Maya Architecture

Uxmal. House of the Doves.

MAYAN Anonymous
9th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Architecture

Maize god.

MAYAN Anonymous
8th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Maya Sculpture

Ixchel (Moon goddess).

MAYAN Anonymous
Terracotta
8th- 9th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Jaina) Sculpture

Weeping god. Head.

MAYAN Anonymous
Stone
3rd-7th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Maya Sculpture

Quetzalcoatl.

AZTEC Anonymous (c 1193 - c 1516)
Jade
14th-16th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Aztec Sculpture

Feathered Serpent.

MIXTEC/ AZTEC Anonymous (active c. 1400 - 1516)
gold
16th-17th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mixtec (Post Classic) Metalwork

Double Headed Serpent. Turquoise mosaic.

AZTEC-MIXTEC Anonymous (c. 1400 - c. 1521)
Turquoise
15th-16th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Aztec-Mixtec Applied Arts

Codex Nuttall. Conquest of the Stone People.

MIXTEC Anonymous (active Late Post Classic c. 1200 - 1520)
Parchment
14th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mixtec (Post Classic) Books & Manuscripts


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