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Cord with many knotted strings that was used by the Inca to record census data, the size of a harvest, and historical events.

Quipu

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In the Aztec empire, artificial islands used to cultivate crops and made of mud piled stop reed mats that were anchored to the lakebed with willow trees

Chinampas

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Any of various systems of showing time divisions by days, weeks, months, or years.

Calendar

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Form of writing which uses a symbolic figure or character

Glyph

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The basic underlying framework of features of a system, organization, or civilization (roads, bridges, canals, satellites, etc.)

Infrastructure

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Farming using built up steps of land on step hillside using walls to hold the land in place

Terrace farming

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Region of North America including Mexico and Central America, in which civilizations with common cultural features developed before Europeans entered the continent.

Mesoamerica