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Pre-Columbian Civilizations

The Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas are considered to have been more advanced compared to the North American Indians with regards to social structure and organization. The Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2017, 11:46 am (UTC)

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Culturally, the Maya and the Aztecs both participated in wars for tribute purposes. They offered the war captives as human sacrifices, a practice that was central to their religious beliefs. The...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2015, 9:45 am (UTC)

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The Mayan, Inca, and Aztec civilizations of the Americas were advanced civilizations for their time. They developed complex writing systems, adapted their environments to support advanced...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2016, 3:35 pm (UTC)

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By the early 1500s CE, the Incas controlled a huge, well-organized territory limited mostly to the Andes Mountains. They certainly chose to build their empire in what might appear to be an unlikely...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2018, 2:48 pm (UTC)

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I believe that the best answer for this question is C. There are really only two possible answers--C and E--and I think C is the better answer. First of all, the Chavin cult or culture was...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2010, 2:45 pm (UTC)

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The Inca unified, strengthened, and added to their empire mostly through peaceful means (but also through conquest as well). As a result, beginning from the current country of Peru, the Inca...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2015, 8:12 pm (UTC)

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Both groups were quite similar. Both civilizations controlled large amounts of territory—the Aztecs were the chief player in central Mexico, while the Mayans controlled the Yucatan. Both...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019, 5:48 pm (UTC)

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The Inca had a large population and were themselves expansionist, and were in the process of conquering and integrating much of the rest of Central America when the Spanish arrived. They made some...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2016, 8:23 pm (UTC)

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The Maya, Toltic, Inca, and Aztec are four indigenous South and Mesoamerican cultures. Much of what they held in common was determined by natural resources- like the production of pottery and stone...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2016, 5:02 pm (UTC)

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The Maya civilization and Aztec Empire were, at the time the Spanish came across them in the sixteenth century, perhaps the most advanced and organized societies in North America, living in large...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2018, 8:45 pm (UTC)

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A thesis statement is a statement of what you are proving in your essay. Since you have so much information, you might want to consider one point you want to make. There is such a thing as too...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2011, 10:52 am (UTC)

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Aztec's had a very powerful empire. The main job of the ruler was to take over more territory and maintain it. He was in charge of the military and it was his job to lead successful military...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2010, 2:31 am (UTC)

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The early history of the peoples that formed the Aztec Empire is steeped in mythology and religion and much of that history remains unknown. We do know that the Aztecs spoke Nahuatl, and that...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2019, 10:05 am (UTC)

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The Mayan civilization was a collection of communities and cities in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico which shared a common language and culture. It first appeared around 300 B.C.E. but evolved into...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2012, 11:10 pm (UTC)

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The military played a couple of important roles in Aztec society. First of all, military accomplishments were one of the major ways to become important in the society. Their aristocracy was based...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2010, 7:26 am (UTC)

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Bentley and Ziegler make the argument that the organization and process of empire building that was present in the Toltec society exerted a great influence on later societies. The Toltec emergence...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2014, 4:27 pm (UTC)

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I would imagine that your own textbook has reasons that you are supposed to give. Or maybe your teacher gave them in class. Please check to be sure what we say on here agrees with those. The...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2010, 10:23 pm (UTC)

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The Inca civilization in Peru is the one most associated with the cultivation and consumption of potatoes. Because the Inca empire covered a variety of climate zones, potatoes and sweet potatoes...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2021, 7:57 pm (UTC)

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There are many factors that allowed the Spanish to conquer the Inca Empire. Let us look at three that are emphasized by Jared Diamond in Chapter 3 of his book Guns, Germs, and Steel. First, the...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2015, 1:16 am (UTC)

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Bentley and Ziegler suggest that the the Tolmec continued different aspects of Mesoamerican societies that preceded them. One example of this would be how the Olmec believed in a centralized focus...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2014, 6:01 pm (UTC)

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The Inca road system was built for several purposes, however, it was mostly used for transportation of people, information, and goods. The roads were very important to the Incas, as they connected...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2019, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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It is hard to be very specific about the Olmec as actually not a huge amount is known about them specifically. We do know they came before the Mayans in Mesoamaerica, so they were the first people...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2012, 8:26 pm (UTC)

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