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MAY A 1- 300 BCE to 900 CE 2-Descendants of ancient Asian nomads who crossed the Bering Strait 30,000 years ago.

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3 MAY A BCE to 900 CE

4 2-Descendants of ancient Asian nomads who crossed the Bering Strait 30,000 years ago

5 3-Settled most of southern Mexico

6 4-Domesticated native plants such as corn and beans

7 5-Religion was polytheistic (worshipped more than 1 god) Mayan god of Rain

8 6-Social Structure led by a ruling class of elites and priests over the peasants and laboring class

9 7-Built large pyramids which are sill around today 8-Developed advanced mathematical formulas

10 9-Mayan Empire abruptly ended around 900 CE for unknown reasons

11 Did you know that the Mayans loved sports?

12 AZTEC CE to 1525 CE 2-Aztecs are also known as the Mexica

13 3-Settled in central Mexico and founded the city of Tenochtitlan (now called Mexico City)

14 4-Social structure included an emperor, noble class, merchant class, labor class, and slaves

15 5-Cultivated cotton, metals and gems

16 6-The capitol city Tenochtitlan ruled over small cities called city-states

17 7-The Aztecs of Tenochtitlan forced the city- states to worship their god

18 8-The Aztec Empire eventually failed due to uprisings in the city-states and a final defeat by Spain.

19 INCA CE to 1533 CE

20 2-Came across the Bering Strait 10,000 years ago and settled in Peru

21 3-Capital city was Cuzco 4-Early Inca were fishermen and farmers

22 5-Social structure consisted of the Inca (emperor), royalty, wealthy nobles, and the ayllu (which was the rest of the people)

23 6-Religion was polytheistic (worshipped more than 1 god) Inca Sun god

24 7-Known for pottery, masonry, and road building

25 8-Inca Empire eventually failed due to civil war between two Inca brothers and a final defeat by Spain in 1533

26 Have you seen this movie? It features Incan jewelry, pottery, and masonry, roads, and more!

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