Alysia Gleaton …
Alysia Gleaton Period 5 Aztec and Inca
5.2 square miles in size, connected by causeways to the mainland.
In the area around Tenochtitlan there were floating gardens, made to grow food.
It was located on an island in Lake Texcoco, which today is in the downtown of Mexico City.
The Spaniards attacked Tenochtitlan several times in the early 1500s, destroying buildings and much of the ancient city's original structure.
was an Aztec capital city founded in 1325.
Clothes- Aztec Clothing is loose fitting and did not cover the whole body. They are made with cotton, ayate fiber, and cactus. Men wore cloak made from triangular cloth which is called tilmatli or tilma. Women wore skirts and a sleeve less blause or short sleeved shirt.
Jewelry- Jewelry was owned by the upper class. Emperors wore necklaces and earrings. They were made from rich variety of materials. One common form of Aztec jewelry was the ear plug or ear spools.
food- Aztec ate the corn right off the cob and used the kernels in soup, called pozole. The corn meal dough was often mixed with beans and vegetables, wrapped in corn husks and steamed to prepare what the Aztecs called tamales.
the Aztecs were in control of an empire that was inhabited by a population of 5 to 6 million people
Tenochtitlán was the capital city and religious center of the Aztecs.
Their main temple was the Templo Mayor
Cholula served as a pilgrimage and worship site for the Aztecs.
They then tossed the dead body down the steps and presented the victim's heart at the god's sanctuary.
The temples at Teotihuacán influenced the Aztec temple builders.
chinampas floating gardens
Fall of the Aztec empire
Fall of Inca