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Mesoamerican Civilizations: THE OLMEC PowerPoint Presentation Who were the Olmec and why are they so important? the Olmec were the 1st civilization in North America. They created the ball game; genetically engineered corn, peppers, and tomatoes; developed a trade route that included the Chili and Canada; created the first written American language; and their study of the stars influenced all other ancient American calendars. 44 slides $

Ancient Aztec, Olmec, and Mesoamerica by History Link 101 - interactive maps, pics, activities

Ancient Aztec, Olmec, and Mesoamerica by History Link 101

What the Ancients Did for Us - The Aztecs and Maya 1/3

A beautiful 35 slide Power Point describing the life and times of the Ancient American Civilizations including the city of Teotihuacán, and the Aztec, Maya, and Inca people. A good introduction with many details including customs and foods. The presentation can provide a good review using colorful slides with a light touch that students will find fun.

Power Point -Teotihuacán, and the Aztec, Maya, and Inca

Great video for flipped lesson on Ancient Americans - Mayas and Aztecs

American History--Ancient Americans The Mayas and Aztecs--Videos

Map of the Ancient Inca Empire Road System ( still in function )

Called "Inca" ruins in the Chachapoya territory on the edge of the Peruvian jungle, these megalithic remains probably predate the Inca by thousands of years.

Lidded jaguar vessel Mexico Early Classic Maya 300 - 500 CE Earthenware

Basal flanged lidded vessel Central Maya area Early Classic Maya 4th-6th century CE earthenware by mharrsch, via Flickr

Molded and carved vessel Central Maya Area Mexico or Guatemala 9th century CE earthenware, via Flickr.

Carved pedestal vase earthenware Maya 9th century CE Mexico by mharrsch, via Flickr

Pot with jaguar and fishes Central Maya area Late Classic Maya 600-900 CE Earthenware by mharrsch, via Flickr

Tripod cylindrical vessel depicting an enthroned Mayan lord Late Classic period Mexico 600-900 CE Ceramic

Polychrome Vase Maya 600 to 1200 CE

Maya Hieroglyphs are carved on the side of a tall stela at the site of Quirigua Guatemala

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, depiction of King Pakal (603-683 CE) in the jaws of the underworld, symbolic of his death and journey into the underworld and resurrection with the Maize God. Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico. Maya, Late Classic Period.

Closeup of a Figure of a Standing Warrior late Classic Maya Jaina style Campeche or Yucatan Mexico 650-800 CE Ceramic with pigment Art Institute of Chicago

While stone relief panels with this image decorate architectural structures at Tula, capital of the Toltec people in central Mexico, and at the Maya site of Chichén Itzá in Yucatan, this example of carved limestone was apparently found in the northern part of the Mexican state of Veracruz. It depicts a raptor in profile. The head is bent and the impressive bird pecks at a tri-lobed object held in a massive talon. The motif is believed to represent an eagle devouring a human heart. In ancient ...

Eagle Relief | Toltec | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

mayan reliefs at British M useum

Cyclopean walls at Sacsahuaman, Peru. No one can explain how such large stones were cut, measured and placed so perfectly together. Examples of this kind of building techniques can be found in ancient cities all over the world. They are extremely effective in withstanding earthquakes. Hence why we can still see them!

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