Learn history aztec american with free interactive flashcards choose from 500 different sets of history aztec american flashcards on quizlet. In this article we examine facts and history about the aztecs, one of the greatest ancient civilizations of mesoamerica aztlán – the mythical homeland of the aztecs the aztecs, the aztecs, also called mexicas believe they came from a place called aztlán, (also spelled aztlan or sometimes aztalan. The aztecs were the dominant empire in mesoamerica, and the incas dominated the andes but between the two empires, which was more powerful and advanced both aztec and inca had similar skill with metalworking, becoming proficient with goldworking, although both lacked access to bronze or iron history: did aztecs and incas have any. The aztecs were a people who came into the valley of mexico in the 12th century and quickly rose to become the dominant power in mesoamerica the capital of the aztecs, tenochtitlan , was built on lake texcoco on raised islands.
However, the aztecs themselves believed they were created from a supernatural place, called, 'the seven caves' from there, however, the story is the same nonetheless, the aztecs appeared as an emerging dominant culture in mesoamerica during the 13th century ad. From the beginning of the triple alliance, tenochtitlan was mostly in charge of the military and conquest, whereas the other two cities had other responsibilities this military dominance of tenochtitlan gradually led to this city becoming the dominant power in the alliance.
The mexica were late-comers to the valley of mexico, and founded the city-state of tenochtitlan on unpromising islets in lake texcoco, later becoming the dominant power of the aztec triple alliance or aztec empire.
The aztecs the aztecs were a people who came into the valley of mexico in the 12th century and quickly rose to become the dominant power in mesoamerica the capital of the aztecs, tenochtitlan, was built on lake texcoco on raised islands the aztecs formed an empire commanding tribute from other city states in mesoamerica. However, the aztecs themselves believed they were created from a supernatural place, called, 'the seven caves' from there, however, the story is the same nonetheless, the aztecs appeared as an emerging dominant culture in mesoamerica during the 13th century ad early history the early history of this vast empire was riddled with hardships. A complex society of mesoamerica that emerged around 300 ce inherited the olmec cultural traditions had agricultural settlements and grand ceremonial centers in southern mexico (including the yucatan peninsula), guatemala, belize, honduras, and el salvador. The inca empire was militarily stronger, but whether it was more technologically advanced than the aztecs is another question the aztecs did have a few pieces of technology, such as the atlatl, that the inca did not have in many ways, the aztecs and the inca had similar levels of development.
The aztec state was a despotism in which the military arm played a dominant role valour in war was, in fact, the surest path to advancement in aztec society, which was caste- and class-divided but nonetheless vertically fluid. The aztec empire was a confederation of three city-states established in 1427, tenochtitlan, city-state of the mexica or tenochca texcoco and tlacopan, previously part of the tepanec empire, whose dominant power was azcapotzalco.
250 the mayan civilization, centered in the yucatán peninsula, becomes one of the most dominant of the area’s regional groups, reaching its peak around the sixth century ad, during the classic period of mesoamerican history the mayas excelled at pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and left an astonishing amount of great architecture the ruins can still be seen today. The aztecs appeared in mesoamerica–as the south-central region of pre-columbian mexico is known–in the early 13th century their arrival came just after, or perhaps helped bring about, the fall of the previously dominant mesoamerican civilization, the toltecs. The aztec empire flourished between c 1345 and 1521 ce and, at its greatest extent, covered most of northern mesoamerica aztec warriors were able to dominate their neighbouring states and permit rulers such as motecuhzoma ii to impose aztec ideals and religion across mexico highly accomplished in agriculture and trade, the last of the great mesoamerican civilizations was also noted for its art and architecture which ranks amongst the finest ever produced on the continent.
The aztecs were by no means the first civilization to create cities in mexico, a country with an ancient history that goes back 20,000 years before the aztecs, there were the cultures of teotihuacan, monte alban, palenque, and tajin.