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Inca Gold Llama Figurine

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Alyson Dagen

on 21 April 2013

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Transcript of Inca Gold Llama Figurine

Inca Gold Llama Figurine Map of Inca The Inca Inca Gold Llama Figurine What does this artifact tell someone about the Inca? Further Research Possible Uses The Inca Empire is located in South America on the West Coast along the Andes Mountains The Inca were a civilization that from 1300s to the 1500s. They were able to create a large empire in which religion played a large role. Like many other civilations in Mesoamerica, the Inca eventually fell to the Spanish. The artifact I found is a gold llama. This figure has large pointed ears, a pronounced mouth and a tail. It does not seem to have a lot of detail. From my research, I learned that this figure would I do not think that this figure has a lot of practical use. I think it could be used as a symbol of some sort. The llama was an important animal in the Inca civilization, therefore maybe it is used as a symbol of sacrifice to the gods. Llamas- This figure is of a llama, so I can tell they must be important to the Inca

Gold- The figure is made of gold, I know that they had a complex road system and that they traded gold in this area. When researching the importance of llamas to the Inca, I learned that they had many different uses for llamas. They even used the lungs of a llama to tell the future.
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