When did the manyans thrive?
1000 bc- 850 ad
Where did the mayans live?
What was the mayan environment?
How did the mayans clear the jungle?
slash and burn
What did the mayan do after clearing the jungle?
What was the mayan religion like?
polythestic. worshipped the corn god Maize
What was the mayan social system?
priests, nobles, govern. officials, warriors, peasant farmers, slaves
list the mayans accomplishments
concept of 0, 365 day calender, palaces and pyramids
When did the aztecs rule?
1300 ad -1500 ad
Where was the aztec empire?
What was the aztec environment?
how did the aztecs build causeways?
they packed mounds of dirt
how did the aztecs build the floating gardens?
using reed mats
what is the other name for floating gardens?
what are some resources that the aztecs used?
lakes- fish, irrigation
Where did most of the aztecs wealth come from?
What was the aztec government like?
How was the aztec emperor treated like?
was carried, walked on flower petals, treated like a god, absolute power
how was the aztec religion like?
practiced human sacrifices
list some aztec achievements
floating gardens, aqueducts, complex calenders
What was the incas environment like?
where did the incas live?
peru, south america
Who was the most holy inca?
who were the most respected gods?
the ones of the earth,sea,and sun
what did the incas value more that gold?
How did the incas farm?
they used terrace farming
how did the incas water the crops?
they used a complex irrigation system
The incas had built over how many miles of road?
how did the incas deliver messages?
there was relays stationed who ran the message
what did the incas use to transport messages
when did the mayans fall?
700-800 ad circa
why did the mayans fall?
we dont know why
Why did the aztecs fall?
hernando cortez defeated the aztecs
when did the incas fall?
spanish conqerer francisco pizzarro in the 1500's
why did pizarro conqer the incas
he was looking for riches