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Ancient civilization contributions

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Max Castillo Serrano

on 12 June 2015

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Transcript of Ancient civilization contributions

Mayans contributions
Introducing concept
Final questions and ideas for reasearch
Inkas contributions
Aztecs contributions
What is a contribution?
Many of our foods (corn, squash, chocolate, tropical fruits, turkeys) were perfected by the Mayans, as was the production of cotton.
The Mayans were also gifted mathematicians who independently developed the concept of zero, and astronomers who deduced that a solar year was slightly more than 365 days.
Inkas contributions
The most widely known legacy of Aztec culture is in the realm of foods and recipes.
Ancient civilization contributions
Where we are in place and time, presents
Inkas, Aztecs and Mayans
Mayans contribution
Inkas created a system of roads that extended over 24,000 miles (35,000 km) and included bridges and tunnels.

Runners used these roads to carry news to far off provinces and the capital.
Inkas road
Terrace farming used in mountainous regions. Other places are using the Inka's knowledge about this to grown different plants in mountains.
Aztecs contribution
Avocado, chili, chocolate, and tomato are all Aztec words.
Nationally, Aztec art is recognized as an essential feature of Mexico's heritage. Aztec painting has influenced Mexican artists such as Diego Rivera.




If you have been to a Mexican restaurant or have prepared Mexican food at home, you may have had enchiladas, guacamole, tacos, and tamales. These are dishes made with ingredients that go back to Aztec times.
This mural is the 'tianguis of Tlatelolco' (market of Tlatelolco). It depicts an Aztec marketplace in Tenochtitlan (the Aztec city where Mexico City now stands).
Diego Rivera
The capital was built on the site of present day Mexico City. The city began as two small islands on Lake Texaco. Engineers filled in parts of the lake and built bridges to connect the city to the mainland.
Mexico city nowadays
Quechua was Inkas language. Nowadays, there are more than 9 million people using this to communicate, specially in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.
The Inca civilization had an extent supply of knowledge about how to treat many sicknesses.To cure all these diseases the Inca had many remedies, anesthetics and anti-biotic. Many of these were medicinal plants since the Inca knew the medicinal properties. For example, some painkillers
were chewing coca leaves
, also to lessen hunger as the Chasqui messengers did.
Nowadays, these leaves are used as a cure for altitude sickness, specially in cities like Cuzco or Puno.(Over 3000 m.o.t.s.l.)
Write different ideas about this word.
Do we do the same with our ancient langauge "Mapudungun"?
1. Give 3 vegetables, fruits or seeds that Aztecs used to eat.
2. What is the name of the language that belongs, and stills exist from Ancient Inkas?
3. Look at this picture.
4. The Inkas used coca leaves for medicinal purposes. Explain two of these purposes.
5. Using the Mayans numbers, write - the day and month you were born
- today's date
- the math operation, 7 + 13 = 20
Avocado, chili, chocolate, and tomato
What is the name of the city and the civilization that are represented in this paint?
Tenochtitlan, Aztecs civilization.
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