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 $
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
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Mapa culturas precolombinas
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.
Yaxhá, Guatemala, is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600).
The Mesoamerica Unit: 7 fun, hands-on resources for the Incas, Aztecs, & Mayas
The Mesoamerica Unit: 6 fun, hands-on resources for the Incas, Aztecs, Mayas!
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.
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
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!