History for Kids: Aztecs, Maya, and Inca. Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk on "Teaching about the Incas." A good way to visualize the difference between Inca (South America), Maya (Central America) and Aztec (Mexico).
19th century Aztec couple. The last of the great MesoAmerican cultures were the Aztec, they were a Nahuatl-speaking people, who in the 15th and early 16th centuries, ruled a large empire in what is now central and southern Mexico. The Aztec are so-called from the word Aztlán.
Lubaantun Maya ruins in Belize The centre of the site is on a large artificially raised platform between two small rivers; it has often been noted that the situation is well-suited to military defence. The ancient name of the site is currently unknown; "Lubaantun" is a modern Maya name meaning "place of fallen stones
Squash, Beans & Corn The idea comes from the Mayans and Aztecs. Plant your corn or maize and then when that starts to show underpin with courgettes or other squash. Once the corn starts to take shape, plant beans - French beans are ideal, and they will grow up the corn. The beans help fix nitrogen in the soil and the squash keep the weeds down.
The Olmecs are a mysterious culture considered by many as the Mother Civilization of Mesoamerica. Archaeological sources believe their civilization began around 1250 BC. However, there are also opinions that it is much older, and its origins date back to 3113 BC, when god Quetzalcoatl arrived to the region. While others suggest the Olmecs originally came from Africa and introduced a calendar, writing, pyramid and tomb construction, mummification, and religious traditions to the native…