The Aztec origins are uncertain, during the 12th century A.D. they started a long movement that brought them to the Valley of Mexico. They created a capital at Tenochtitlan now know as Mexico City. They emerged as the ruling force in central Mexico. By the 15th century many region's city-states were brought under their control. The Aztec ruled the Mesoamerica until the Spanish arrived in the 1500s.


How did they Dress?

The Aztecs usually wore loose fitting and clothes that didn't completely cover the body. The way they dressed depended on what class the people were. Males wore a garment often worn under a cloak or cape. Women were a blouse and a skirt. Their skirt was kept on with a sash. It also depended on what age they were. Children younger than 3 didn't wear clothes. Ages 3 and up, girls wore blouses and boys wore capes.

What did the Warriors Look Like?

How Many People Lived in Their Civilization?

Had about 15 million people who lived in almost 500 communities. Around 300,000 people lived in the capital, Tenochtitlan

What did They Eat?

They were simple people. They ate corn, beans, chili peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onions and avocados. Aztecs also ate meats such as turkey or dog. They found away to make desserts.

What Kind of gods did They Believe in

Aztecs brought many of their gods and goddesses with them. As farming people worshiped the forces of nature. The most important was the sun god, Huitzilopochtli. They used him as the god of war

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