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Ancient America A-Z

Andes   A mountain range running the length of western South America. The Inca civilization flourished in the Andes before the arrival of Europeans. 

Atlatl   A piece of wood used as a spear-thrower, allowing hunters to propel spears with more force.

Aztecs   A people that dominated Central America from AD 1200 to 1519. Their empire was based around the city of Tenochtitlán in what is now Mexico. They often went to war and would gather captives from the defeated to sacrifice to their gods. The Aztec Empire was destroyed by the Spanish in the 16th century. 

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