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1

List the five directions common to all indigenous Americas

North
South
East
West
Center

2

The content emphasizes _____ with the natural world.

Unity

3

Olmec =_____

Rubber People

4

What was the Mother Culture of Mesoamerica

Olmecs

5

What was the first civilization to built ceremonial centers?

The Olmecs

6

La Venta is whose site?

Olmecs

7

Where did the influence of the Olmec Mask come from? What was it made of?

Other Areas
Jadeite (from the SE region of Guatemala)

8

Which civilization followed a grid-like plan?

Teotihuacan

9

What were the different roles played in Teotihuacan?

-Civic
-Economic
-Religious

10

Teotihuacan belonged to which time period? And who was it named by?

-Preclassic
-Named by the Aztecs

11

Was Teotihuacan a peaceful culture?

At first they were thought to be, but they were not.

12

Why was Teotihuacan so powerful?

They controlled the market for OBSIDIAN (Weapons)

13

The obsidian Teotihuacan had was typically traded for what?

Quetzal Feathers (Which were Rare)

14

Featered serpent and storm god may represent

Regeneration and Renewal

15

What was the mayan Convention of Beauty?

-Elongated Skull
-They Would use trepanning to elongate the forehead

16

When did building begin in Tikal (Mayans)?

4th Century BCE

17

The Center of the Great Plaza in Tikal was also known as the ____

Temple of the Giant Jaguar

18

What did the roof comb in Tikal have on it?

A portrait of the rooler

19

In Palenque.. Sculpture & record provided what?

Info on the Mayans

20

Pakal the Great became ruler at what age?

12

21

The Inscriptions at Palenque had how many levels of text?

3 levels

22

What was the tallest Mayan structure?

The Observatory

23

What does the Axis Mundi make references to?

Bloodleeting

24

The Mayan Government was divided into _____ with their own ____.

City-states with their own King

25

Yaxchilan was the rival of_____

Palenque

26

Today, Yaxchilan is only accessible by what?

Boat or Flight

27

When was Yaxchilan abandoned?

1500s

28

What does Bloodletting show?

That humans dedicate their lives to dieties

29

Did Bloodletting result in death?

No

30

Human Sacrifice, Heart Extraction led to____

death