Middle America

Middle America - Middle America 21:53:00 ← Four Regions...

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Unformatted text preview: Middle America 15/02/2007 21:53:00 ← Four Regions: • Mainland Middle America o 3750 miles in length o Intercontinental landbridge • Rimland Middle America o Large and small islands in the Caribbean and Eastern coast of Central America • Central America o Mainland excluding Mexico • Amerindian o Mayan empire o Aztec empire ← Altitudinal Zonation: • Tierra caliente (Hot land) o Sea level – 2,500 ft. o Bananas, Cocoa, sugar, and rice • Tierra Templada (Temperate land) o 2,000—6,000 ft. o Coffee, Rice, corn, sugar • Tierra Fria (Cold land) o 6,000 – 12,000 ft. o Corn, wheat, potato • Tierra Helada (Frost Land) o Above 12,000 ft. o Livestock, grazing ← ← Past ← Accomplishments of the Mayan and Aztec empires – cultural hearth innovations and inventions. • Corn (maize) • Beans (variety) • Sweet potato • Manioc (root crop, additive, filler) • Tomato • Squash • Cacao Tree (chocolate) • Tobacco • Bee for honey – domestication • Dog – Domestication...
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