Global Travel increase between 1400-1650
Long range Trade, Religious Pilgrimage, Missionary Activity, curiosity, politics, ships, inventions
By the end of the 15th century the mightiest power in south america. Built thousands of miles of roads/bridges like the Romans. Used Quipu, not writing. Machu Picchu.
preceeded by the Olmecs, classic phase 250-900C.E., Only known Stone Age Culture to produce a written language, popl-vuh-literary landmark, accomplished mathemtaicians/astronomers .... characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
The Azetcs were a Native American Empire who lived in Mexico. Their capital was Tenochtitlan. They worshipped everything around them especially the sun. Cortes conquered them in 1521.
a social bond emphasized the well-being of the group over the individual
Professional oral historians who served as keepers of traditions and advisors to kings within the Mali Empire
Kingdom of Mali
Empire created by indigenous Muslims in western Sudan of West Africa from the thirteenth to fifteenth century. It was famous for its role in the trans-Saharan gold trade.
City on the Niger River in the modern country of Mali. It was founded by the Tuareg as a seasonal camp sometime after 1000. As part of the Mali empire, Timbuktu became a major major terminus of the trans-Saharan trade and a center of Islamic learning (388
Cortes Collection- letters from mexico- why is this important?
The spanish destruction of Tenochtitlan and the ,elting down of most of the Aztec gold work left little tangible evidence of the city's former glory thus, the letters offer detailed pictures of Aztec cultural achievement.