Great civilizations of Mesoamerica - Coggle Diagram
Great civilizations of Mesoamerica
There were important political organizations (empires) in two zones:
Mesoamerica, which is a region that stretches from central Mexico to Costa Rica,
and the Andean America. Some of these organizations were really impressive for
the quality of their architecture and art.
Like the Old World empires, those in America had common features, although there
were also differences:
They were born after an evolution of centuries. They reached their peak and
declined. Some of them declined abruptly.
Its rulers proclaimed themselves intermediaries with the Gods or directly as
sons of God.
These Gods were represented as mythological beings, a mixture of man and
animal or of different animals.
They usually made human sacrifices to these Gods.
Society was divided into very marked social classes.
The subjugated people were enslaved and provided large
contingents of labor for the cultivation and construction of
cities, buildings, and pyramids.
The conquered peoples were forced to give tributes in
minerals or agricultural products.
They based their subsistence on agriculture.
In the coastal empires, fishing was an essential part of
They built large and complex irrigation systems.
Common images in art: fish, toads, snakes, felines, eagles, condors and
trophy heads of their defeated enemies.
Similar techniques in ceramics, metallurgy, w