Home of the Incas; the world's longest mountain chain, stretching along the west coast of South America
These people believed in mummification, they believed that the Sun God was the most important god, and they believed in reincarnation. They did NOT believe in Christianity.
Characteristics of the Incas
The Inca used llamas as pack animals, for food, and for clothing. The Incan government controlled all aspects of the Incas lives. The Incas grew over 3 hundred varieties of potatoes. The Inca did NOT build buildings out of huge logs.
This conquistador came to South America in search of gold and glory. He conquered the Incas, stole their gold, and murdered the Incan ruler Atahualpa.
Farming collapsed Incans starved.
After the fall of the Incan Empire, how were the lives of the Incas changed?
Hunt for whales
The Inca continue their ancient traditions today. They still make colorful weavings, they still weave boats out of reeds, they still trade at markets. But they do NOT _________.
Disease and Starvation
After the Spanish conquest of the Incas, over half of the Incas died as a result of these two things.
This mountain range is the longest in the world. This mountain range is NOT the oldest mountain range in the world. This mountain range extends along the western coast of South America. The Incas lived there.
This region of South America contains the largest river system in the world. NOTE: It does not however contain the longest river in the world. This region also provides HUGE amounts of oxygen to the world due to the density of the rainforest.
The System of Rivers
This system (of geography) provides transportation, hydroelectic power, and water for crops in South America
Increased land for development and farming, loss of homes for native people, and a decrease in oxygen released into the atmosphere are ALL effects of this