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Glossary of Ch 3 maya, aztecs, anasazi

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large area of different groups of people controlled by one ruler or government
empire
payment in the form of valuable goods
tribute
the practice of owning people and forcing them to work
slavery
a culture that has developed complex systems of government, education, and religion
civilization
an amount greater than what is needed
surplus
spend most of their time doing one kind of job
specialize
an object left behind by people who lived long ago
artifact
a method by which water is brought to dry areas
irrigation
a long period with very little rainfall
drought
a scientist who looks for and studies evidence from long ago
archaeologist

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