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The World of the Incas

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Yunyun Wang

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The World of the Incas
It was once said....
Government Structure
-Pachacuti was first man to set up great empire system
-Territory was divided into four quarters, with each composed of several provinces and headed by officials.
-Government was hierarchical and run by an efficient bureaucracy that collected and distributed tribute.
Cultural Aspects
specialization based on gender and social status
*most were farmers
metallurgy (based on Chavin civilization)
builders and architects
skillful handcrafters
*women weaved
*men were metalworkers
Quechua was the official language

-Profound Sun god worship
-Ancestor worship
-Worship through prayers, dance, and sacrifice
-Sacrifice included objects they created to human sacrifices
_Ancestors were venerated as protective spirits, and bodies and the tombs were treated as sacred.
-King was regarded as divine
Important Innovations
-Musical Instruments (drums, flutes, and the panpipes)
-Freeze dried fruits
-Marvelous Stoneworks
-Aqueducts (the Incas were frequent bathers)
Work Cited
- Inca started to developed during the disintegration of the states Tihuanaco and Huari.
-c.550-1000 C.E.
-They emergence of Inca civilization was in Peru.

Wealth without money
-Made roads
-specialized professions
*engineers and metalworkers
-service tax
-irrigation systems
-strong central government

allyu - # of families worked
together like one large family
That there was a Sun god that made two people. One was Manco Capac, the other was his sister. The sun god gave them a staff and told them to find land that was sunken in. Three hundred years later they found it and named it Cuzco.
Machu Picchu
-No currency
-No market
-Economy was agricultural-based
-Irrigated with water works such as those found in Tipon
-Temples Pachacamac
-Mountains Machu Pichhu
-Slaves provided all labors but nobles also participated
-Unusual tax system: every Incan provided labor to the state in exchange for life necessities
Waterworks at Tipon

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fun fact: civilization shut down 6 times a month for festivities, lectures, and parades
alternative writing system to record the movement of people and goods, form of communication
heck ya for stonework; I mean, what a beauty
city layout
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