Aztec

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  • When and Where 
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  • The Aztecs appeared in Mesoamerica-as the southern-central region of pre-columbian Mexico, is known-in the early 13th century. 
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  • One herbal remedy that the Aztecs discovered that's still in use today is passion flower, a creeping vine that got its name from Spanish missionaries who believed they saw the crown of thorns reminiscent of Christ's  "passion" in the flowers composition. The Aztecs employed the plant as a sedative, much in the same way it's used today in herbal preparations designed to fight insomnia and agitation.
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  • The main staple of the Aztec diet was corn, which was typically ground and made into tortillas. It was also turned into popped corn, which was a tradition the Aztecs picked up from the Mayan predecessors. Wealthy Aztecs enjoyed an early form of hot chocolate  known as cacahutl that they inherited from the Mayans.
  • Jaguar Warrior ? How did someone become a Warrior ? Weapons?
  • The Tlachtli (their version of soccer) was shaped like an "I" and had walls the were approximately three times the height of the men on the game was to known a small rubber ball (which represented the sun, moon and stars) through the rings using only their hips, knees or elbows. 
  •  Some towns and cities were built alongside rivers or streams, and others had springs nearby. But they were in the middle of a salty lake so, they had to use other resources. To solve the water problem, the engineers of Tenochtitlan built a canal or aqueduct to carry water from some springs on the shore out to the island city.
  • #1: They are members of the Aztec military. They were a type of Aztec warriors called,a cuauhocelotl. #2: To become a Jaguar warrior, a member of the Aztec army had to capture 12 enemies during two consecutive battles. #3: They fought with a wooden sword studded with obsidian volcanic glass blades a macuahuitl. They also used spears and atlatls. 
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