GEOG 1001March 19

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GEOG 1001 March 19, 2010 South America Pre-Colombian Civilizations: Maya (Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras) Aztecs (Central Mexico) Inca (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina) Maya Major centers throughout Yucatan peninsula Altun Ha, Belize 200-900 A.D. o Yucatan Peninsula o 600 B.C.- A.D. 800 o Slash and burn/ swidden agriculture o 1. Overuse of soils o 2. Tribute demands to elites o 3. Clearing forests linked to climate change Maya Today 6 million still living today “We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of tolerance and racism.” Aztec Empire: Water Control Tenochtitlan, Aztec Capital, fell to Spanish in 1521 o Now Mexico City Teotihuacan, Mexico (Sun A.D. 100)- 2 pyramids Templo Mayor near Zocalo- major temple of Aztec Last remnants of Lake Xochimilco Chinampas (allowed agriculture on lakes and wetland environments, built up
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course GEOG 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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