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POST CLASSICAL: LATIN AMERICA

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Aztecs
1300s in Mexico.
Tenochtitlan/Tlatelco - cities on lake islands.
Known to as a tribute empire.
1434 - were the dominant regional power.
Calpulli
Aztec clans. Evolved into residential groupings that distributed land and provided labor and warriors.
Chinampas
Aztec beds of aquatic weeds, mud and earth placed in frames made of cane and roots.
Floating islands that helped with irrigation.
Incans
1400s in the Andes.
Groups of clans/ayullu centered at Cuzco.
Roads = building tool for the powerful empire because the government was able to communicate easily with all parts of the empire.
Human Sacrifice
Rulers used it as a means of political terror.
Believed sun god (Tonatiuh) and god of warfare/sacrifice (Tezcatipoca) drew strength from sacrifice.
Debated whether motives were terror or religious.