Geography Study Guide Exam 2

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Geography Study Guide 28/02/2007 19:03:00 Middle America 4 Regions o Mainland Middle America Intercontinental landbridge o Rimland Middle America Large and small islands in the Caribbean and eastern coast of  Central America o Central America Mainland excluding Mexico o Amerindian Mayan Empire Aztec Empire Western coast of middle America Acculturation:   where a group makes adjustments  to live in the dominant  society while maintaining or preserving much of the original culture. o Countryside. Cattle and sheep grazing Competed for food Forced the opening of new land The land used for grazing and wheat diminished  the Indians available land The work needed to open up new land was done  by the Indians o Cities
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Law (control) Town served as administrative headquarters Town sites chosen for accessibility to regional trade  routes Town set up on grid system with a central square Government buildings and church faced into the square Grid pattern gave them control of small areas of town  when needed Forcibly resettled the Indian population into Spanish  towns Haciendas: For land control Large land, own militia and agriculture Cultural Hearths:  a source area from which new ideas radiated and whose  population could expand and make significant material and intellectual  progress o Mesoamerica The Lowland Maya Produced skilled artists and scientists and that these  people achieved a great deal in agriculture and trade.   They grew cotton, creating a rudimentary textile industry,  and exported cotton cloth by seagoing canoes to other 
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