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Web Sites

Aztecs: Farming and Agriculture (ThinkQuest Team 16325): Description of farming and agriculture and its importance in Aztec life.

Aztec Civilization (Truman State University): Concise descriptions of Aztec contributions to the arts and sciences and the importance of the Sun calendar and religion.

Horticulture of Pre-Columbian America (Jules Janick, Purdue University)

Chocolate: Modern Science Investigates an Ancient Medicine (Journal of Nutrition)


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