At the start of the thirteenth century a nomadic tribe in Northern Mexico began to form. It grew into one of the all-time greatest civilizations over a period of thee-hundred years. The Aztec culture was known for breakthroughs in cultivating land and a wide array of temple buildings. The Aztecs eventually were overpowered by the sheer numbers of the Spanish invaders in the early sixtieth century. These worksheets explore the Aztec civilization from start to finish.
The Aztec empire is an empire that resided in the land that is now called Mexico. It flourished from 1345 to 1521. The most parts of the northern Mesoamerica were occupied by the great Aztec empire. The Aztec empire was so powerful during these years that it was also able to maintain a hold on the neighboring states. The Aztec warriors were feared that is why their rules were strictly followed by the neighboring states. These rules stated that Aztec ideals and gods should be worshipped all across Mexico. The Aztec empire was the last great civilization of Mesoamerica. These people were excellent in agriculture. Their trade was also flourishing. The art and architecture that was produced by the Aztec civilization are considered as the finest that the world has ever seen. These people were very accomplished.
Archeologists have been able to discover a lot about the Aztec civilization. This is because it is very well documented. With the help of native books and other sources, archeologists have discovered a lot about this civilization.
Tenochtitlan was the capital of the Aztec empire. It was located on the western shore of Texcoco. The capital city was planned and built very smartly. It could inhabit around 200 thousand people. All the important religious and political debates and meetings were held at the capital. Tenochtitlan was also a trading hub. Goods used to come in and go out every day. Golf, cotton, beans, tobacco, weapons, pottery, maize, beans, and slaves were the main elements of the trade. Even the Spanish were impressed by the skills of Aztecs. The temple mayor pyramid is considered as an architectural gem of the Aztecs.