Inca

Inca Empire location
Inca Empire location
Cuzco was the capital and birthplace of the Inca Empire. The emperor, or Sapa Inca, lived in a palace in Cuzco. His top leaders and closest advisors also lived there. Where is Cuzco located? When was Cuzco founded? Cuzco was founded by Manco Capac around 1200 AD. He established the Kingdom of Cuzco as…
Mystery of the Maya
Mystery of the Maya
It s hard to believe that while the European continent was entrenched in the horrors of the Dark Ages, the Mayan culture was thriving. Not only did the Mayans create a complicated written language, they had far exceeded the Europeans in their study and mapping of the stars and planets, mathematics, and…
Inca Art for Kids
Inca Art for Kids
Ceramic pottery did not make an appearance in Peru until 1800BC, and it did not appear in the Lake Titicaca Basin until as late as 1200BC. Most scholars believe that a civilization does not occur until ceramic pottery comes into use. They also believe that one of the main criteria for a civilization…
Maya rise and fall
Maya rise and fall
Since Mayan culture formed, dissolved and reformed over many hundreds of years, scholars divide the years into three main time periods: Pre-Classic (2 B.C. to A.D. 250), Classic (A.D. 250 to 900) and Post-Classic (900 to 1519). These eras are briefly described here, but will be more fully covered in…
Inca Mayan Aztec Timeline
Inca Mayan Aztec Timeline
Key Groups: Adena (500 BC), Hopewell (100 BC) Religion and Culture: Known as mound builders because they buried the dead in large earth mounds, these groups lived in small farming villages, which were likely run by leaders of clans (relatives). The villages grew and became increasingly complex, building…
Incan Mayan Aztec
Incan Mayan Aztec
Background The Mesoamerican civilizations consist of four main cultures, , , , and . Each experienced a time of cultural and intellectual achievement that produced lasting contributions in art, literature, and science. Olmecs The Olmec (1400 BCE - 500 BCE) was the first major Mesoamerican civilization…
Maya, Inca
Maya, Inca
The supreme rule of the Inca was called the Sapa Inca. He and his royal family in Cuzco were the top of Inca hierarchy. Under them were the people who lived in the Cuzco Basin. These people were Inca by honor, but not by ancestry. The heads of state and church were all members of the royal family. Military…
Location of Incas
Location of Incas
When the explorer Hiram Bingham encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a different city, known as Vilcabamba. This was a hidden capital to which the Inca had escaped after the Spanish conquistadors arrived in 1532. Over time it became famous as the legendary Lost City of the Inca. Bingham…
Map of Inca civilization
Map of Inca civilization
On the remote Peruvian island of Taquile, in the middle of the great Lake Titicaca, hundreds of people stand in silence on the plaza as a local Roman Catholic priest recites a prayer. Descended in part from Inca colonists sent here more than 500 years ago, the inhabitants of Taquile keep the old ways…
Aztec Mayan and Inca Webquest
Aztec Mayan and Inca Webquest
Inca, Aztec, and Maya Civilizations! A Webquest Over Mesoamerica! This Inca, Aztec, and Maya Civilizations lesson is also included as part of the much larger Mesoamerica Unit Bundle: The Mesoamerica Unit: 7 fun, hands-on resources for the Incas, Aztecs, & Mayas! - In this highly-engaging Inca…
Maya Inca Aztec Civilizations
Maya Inca Aztec Civilizations
MAYA, INCA, AZTEC CIVILIZATIONS DECODED- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL Between 1519 to 1533, the white Christian man discovered and destroyed in a most foul manner, 3 glorious civilizations - the Aztecs of Mexico, Maya of Yuacatan and Guatemala and Inca of Peru. Historians have time and again tried to decode these…
Aztec Mayan and Inca
Aztec Mayan and Inca
What happened to the Aztecs, Maya, and Inca? The great civilizations of Mexico and of Central and South America faced many internal conflicts at the start of the sixteenth century. But their troubles became far greater when the first Spanish explorers arrived. In 1519, Hernando Cortés landed on the Gulf…
Ancient Inca map
Ancient Inca map
Firstly, look at the inca art above for what a puma s head looks like with their important art style. I I am sure I have found a match! It is accepted now by historians and researchers that the layout of the city of has been built to emulate a ‘cosmic’ puma. Although I am in agreement with the general…
Inca culture For Kids
Inca culture For Kids
The Inca society was based around strict social classes. Few people had the opportunity to improve their social status. Once a person was born into a social class, that was where they would remain for the rest of their life. Noble Classes (Inca) The Inca Empire was ruled by the ancestors of the original…
Information on Incas
Information on Incas
Clothing was an important aspect in Inca society. Just looking at the dress of a person, status of that person in that society can be readily perceived. Though their costume initially was typical of that of all the Andean and coastal peoples, afterward they excelled on it. Archaeologist collected full…
Inca Art Facts
Inca Art Facts
Inca art and pottery was as technically advanced as some of the Inca masonry used in their buildings an example of which being Machu Picchu, however none of the Inca art depicts their building skills which is surprising considering how advanced it was. Around Cuzco the capital of the Inca Empire the…
Aztec Inca Maya Timeline
Aztec Inca Maya Timeline
1100 - The Aztecs leave their homeland of Aztlan in northern Mexico and begin their journey south. Over the next 225 years the Aztecs will move many times until they finally settle down at the city of Tenochtitln. 1200 - The Aztecs arrive in the Valley of Mexico. 1250 - They settle in Chapultepec, but…
Mayan temples
Mayan temples
It was long thought that the ancient stone pyramid temples of the Maya were built by their royalty. Now it turns out any number of different factions among the Maya — nobles, priests and maybe even commoners — may have built temples, scientists now suggest. The fact that different groups had the will…
Where was the Incas located?
Where was the Incas located?
The Aztecs were the dominant force in the region and were a nomadic tribe that was able to develop a variety of political, religious and social advancements. The Aztecs were able to create a number of crops including beans, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, maize, also known as corn, and avocados. They had…
Incan Empire map
Incan Empire map
The significance of this rotation is much more interesting than a simple factual error. We now see that Hawk Puma s map follows long-standing Incan conventions after all. The explanation is historical. When the Inca expanded into Chile, a mountain pass had taken them by way of the great Eastern society…
Facts on Incas
Facts on Incas
It contains facts, photos and awesome videos that show us more about the Incas, their society and their beliefs. Five Quick Facts: The Incas believed strongly in life after death. They mummified their dead and buried them with treasures that they could use in the afterlife. Bodies of dead emperors were…