19 Mesoamerica Characteristics + Video Links

Mesoamerican Characteristics

Geography - Mexico and Central America

Period - before European Invasion

Economy

     Agriculture - corn   cacao  rubber

     trade

Stratified Society 

     Royal families  soldiers  priests  farmers  artisans

Religion - Pantheon of Gods

     Jaguar  Quetzalcoatl

     Blood sacrifice

Cities

     Cenral downtown planned

     Pyramids and temple   Palaces   Ball Courts

Stone Sculpture

     Basalt for larger works   Jade for precious items

Pottery - high quality includng people and animals

     

Popol Vuh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMMo0-kEFis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITlJmbXmFkc&feature=channel&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOlwaiGoceE&feature=channel&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mxXOCkVjnQ&feature=channel&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EzKKAON7jo&feature=channel&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YoBZSbOp0k&feature=channel&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kcZGz6M2iE&feature=channel&list=UL

Aztecs

Engineering an Empire - the Aztecs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NNS8DEoLY0

Andes

Incas Secrets of the Empire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUYmrYyGT1Y

Ghosts of Machu Picchu

http://video.pbs.org/video/1392958573/


AH 11 Intro

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