Essays Tagged: "Mesoamerica"

Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall?

e the Aztecs were a small, nomadic tribe living in the border territory on the margins of civilized Mesoamerica. (see map I) In the 13th century they settled in the valley of central Mexico. The Aztec ...

(5 pages) 126 1 4.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Uncovering the Mother of American Culture: the Olmecs

ccept the theory that the Olmec culture provides the "foundation of all subsequent civilizations of Mesoamerica."Starting roughly in 1200 BC and lasting through approximately 600 AD, the Olmecs were t ... oughly in 1200 BC and lasting through approximately 600 AD, the Olmecs were the prevailing group in Mesoamerica. They resided from central Mexico through Guatemala -- what later became known as the Ma ...

(4 pages) 101 1 3.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

A Brief History of Costa Rica.

and none of the impressive stone architecture that characterized the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica to the north and the Andes to the south. When Columbus arrived near Lim¢¢n on ...

(8 pages) 102 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Mayas Of north America.

The Mayas of MesoamericaThe Maya civilization started in 400 A.D. in the low lands of the jungle that belongs to ... observatories and ball games for consecrated competitions where they used to play with the rest of Mesoamerica. The Mayas also designed very well elaborate and precise calendars and very complex hier ... ual peninsula of Yucatan. Also according to Gene S and George E. Stuart (24). The Olmec appeared on Mesoamerica around 1200b.c., and flourished for some eight centuries and part of their culture becom ...

(10 pages) 84 0 2.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


MEXICOAncient Native American civilizations flourished in Mesoamerica (Mexico) for centuries before the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. The main tribes ... hey were excellent mathematicians.The Aztecs were a small group of people who came to the valley of Mesoamerica during the 12th and 13th century A.D. They wandered as outcasts through the territories ... He traveled with 550 men and 16 horses. The tribes had never seen horses before. He traveled across Mesoamerica and found his way to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. The conquest had begun. C ...

(9 pages) 171 0 4.1 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

A Summary of Mexican History

riculture. Many different peoples with their own languages and ethic differences populated the vast Mesoamerica region. They had their cultural homogeneity, for instance they cultivated corn, had a si ... e concept of cosmic duality the beginning and the end, which appears in the religion and art of all Mesoamerican cultures. The god Quetzalcoatl (known as Kukulkán to the Mayans) is represented ...

(10 pages) 209 1 2.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

This essay takes a look at the rise and fall of the last city of the ancient world, Tenochtitlan. Has a three primary source bibliography.

TenochtitlanThe city of Tenochtitlan was one of the largest and most powerful cities of Mesoamerica. It was the Aztec capital city, and is thought of to be the last major ancient city. It ...

(2 pages) 36 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mayan Architecture

es of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and some of Mexico. This area is known commonly as "Mesoamerica". In Maya were many active volcanoes, which were used to get stone for building. The May ...

(4 pages) 68 0 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mayans Weapons, Warriors, and Defensive Techniques

General Information2. Warriors3. Offense4. DefenseGeneral Information:In areas of Late Post classic Mesoamerican times, archaeological work makes known that warfare had a major impact throughout Mesoa ... rld Book Encyclopedia. Ed. Dale W. Jacobs. 1994 ed. Vol. 13. World Book Inc. 1994.Price, Barbara J. Mesoamerica, The Evolution of a Civilization. Random House, New York. 1967.Hassig, Ross. War and Soc ...

(2 pages) 68 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Late To early Americans

for farming and crafted intricate ceramics and textiles and other decorative art. The early Mesoamerican Societies were the Olmec and the Zapotec. The Olmec designed and built pyramids plazas, ... centers, ritual ball games, and a ruling class. They also directed a large trade network throughout Mesoamerica. The Zapotec built a magnificent urban center at Monte Alban, developed early forms of h ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Short essay on the level of sophistication of the Incas, Mayas, and Aztecs C.E 900-1450.

nts. Fields like architecture, engineering, technology, and imperial power.When the Spanish came to Mesoamerica, one of the first things that astonished them was the buildings and monumental structure ... more centralized government were the markets of the Aztecs. The Markets represented a sort of urban Mesoamerica and promoted the economy, the social, and the relationship with neighboring empires. Gre ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Comparing Civilizations

The Mayan civilization is a historical Mesoamerican civilization which extended across present-day Guatemala, the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize ... ury. They called themselves the Mexica, which Mexico is named after. This empire controlled much of Mesoamerica. The capital city of the Aztecs was at Tenochtitlan-Tlatlelco, what is Mexico City today ...

(2 pages) 47 0 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Art and Architecture of the Mayan Civilization in Mexico. It's a basic run-through of a typical Mayan city (different buildings you would find in it)

es like Chichen Itza, Tikal, Uxmal were created.URBAN DESIGNMayan cities were spread all throughout Mesoamerica. Locations of cities were not planned to a great extent. In fact, most cities seem to be ... servatories but realistically there is no evidence to prove this.Ball CourtsAn integral part to any Mesoamerican lifestyle. This ins't specific to just the Mayans but to basically every Mesoamerican c ...

(5 pages) 57 1 4.8 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Regional Metropolis: Constantinople and Tenochtitlan

of this occurrence by contrasting the two. One is located in the Mediterranean and the other is in Mesoamerica so they are basically worlds apart. They also experience two different kinds of life. Th ... om a small place into the largest city of the Americas as their expansion of power grew over all of Mesoamerica.Constantinople and Tenochtitlan helped to demonstrate how cities developed and what thei ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


tall and also has a little staggered going on with his right foot back and his left foot up.ART OF MESOAMERICA 3. "Fat Baby" from Olmec Culture The "Fat Baby" is during the 9th- 12th century b.c.e., ...

(2 pages) 16 0 2.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Carnieros theory

The land of Mesoamerica changes through time and conflict. Carneiro's theory defines a state as "an autonomous p ... ower to collect taxes, draft men for work or war, and decree and enforce laws." Carneiro's model of Mesoamerica shows the growth of two states, Uruk and Susa. In Caneiro's theory, the two state ...

(2 pages) 444 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Why did the Mayan Civilization collapse?

IntroductionThe Mayan Civilization is located in Mesoamerica. The Mayan Civilization was created in A.D. 250 and existed during the classic period, o ... a, Belize, El Salvador and Western Honduras. The Mayan Civilization was the largest civilization in Mesoamerica. It had vast and many different landscapes. Landscapes from mountain regions such as the ... reas such as the Mayan art, literature, and mathematics. The Mayan civilization is similar to other Mesoamerican civilization, back then and today. Similarities like the land area and the cultures. Th ...

(16 pages) 35 0 4.3 Jan/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers