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Civilization that developed independently 

Pristine

100

first dominant ancient civilization in Mesoamerica 

Olmecs

100

the first and most important city of the Maya civilization was 

Tikal

100

The Maya used their observations of the cycles of the sun, moon and stars to develop a 

calendar

100

Land bridges connected to main lands

Causeways

200

Considered a "cradle of Civilization"

Mesoamerica 

200
Great Pyramid in the city of La Venta

Monumental architecture 

200

The maya civilization ruled independent units of government knowns as:

city-states

200

The focus of the Maya cultures was:

religious rituals 

200

Fresh water system developed to bring water in to the Tenochitilan 

Aqueducts

300

Chiefdoms dominated by strong families 

Leaders

300

system of writing using pictures and symbols

Hieroglyphs

300

The Maya people were generally influenced by the culture and civilization of the:

Olmecs

300

The maya is most recognized for

Great Pyramids
300

Fresh, stored water

Reserviors

400

A period in history before the influence of Europeans 

Pre-Columbian era

400

used to make chocolate

Cocoa beans


400

As in other Mesoamerican civilizations, the most important industry of the Maya was:

Agriculture

400

The Aztecs constructed barriers to prevent floods. This is called

Sea walls

400

Man made water routes for travel

canal

500

Original inhabitants, or native people

Indigenous peoples

500

later civilization influenced by Olmec culture 

Maya and Aztecs 

500

Massive stone sculptures built by the Maya to tell a story are known as:

Stelae

500

Man made islands were constructed for agriculture and buildings 

chinampas 

500

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numbering system

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