Essays Tagged: "Inca Empire"

The art of Moche Pottery

the year 200 B.C. (Fagan 1995).If one mentions pre-Columbian Peru, the most often response were the Inca. But the Inca were latecomers of a long history in Peru. For two and a half millenniums before ... nothing is known of the Mochica, for several waves of conquest in the North separated them from the Inca, whose era has provided our only direct knowledge of pre-Spanish Peruvian peoples (Gillin 1947) ...

(7 pages) 217 0 4.4 Dec/1997

Subjects: Art Essays

Democracy in Ecuador

a democratically elected alcalde (mayor).Most histories of Ecuador begin with the expansion of the Incas from Peru in the 1400s, although archaeological evidence indicates the presence of people in E ... cates the presence of people in Ecuador for many thousands of years before then. The history of pre-Inca Ecuador is lost in a tangle of time and legend. Generally speaking, the main populations lived ...

(7 pages) 69 0 3.0 Dec/1994

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Comparison of Societies of Central and South America

ca led to the development of such practices of chinampas. The tightly centralized government of the Incas, in conjunction with the intricate system of government and communication led to the developme ... ricate system of government and communication led to the development of this culture. The Mayan and Inca process of evolution of an empire was different, but the result of a centralized government and ...

(2 pages) 79 0 2.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Andean View... what is to come..prediciting the future using Andean terms

w extraordinary leadership, social engineering, political prowess, someone who can rebuild the Inka empire but to a much greater glory than it achieved in ancient times. The full-blown form of the tar ...

(2 pages) 29 0 2.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Title: The Incas: Civilization of the New World Desc: A formal report about many aspects of the Incan culture. Such as: diet, architecture, government, and religion.

The Inca Empire was a very strong presence in new world, the South Americas. They had amazing architectu ... government was also able to govern the people over vast distances, with many natural obstacles. The Inca diet mainly consisted of stew, maize, beans, and vegetables. And out of many other unique quali ... out of many other unique qualities, their religion was polytheistic, yet still had a human god.The Inca started out as a really small civilization. Their first ruler was Manco Capac. We don't really ...

(10 pages) 129 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Ancient Latin American Civilizatioins.

ivilizations have existed in different areas in the world. In Latin America, there were the Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs. These three civilizations were each great and special in their own ways. They wer ... ed government. The specific cause of the decline of the Mayan empire, around 900 AD, is unknown.The IncasThe Incas were located in Peru. The height of the empire was in the 15th century. Legend has it ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Transatlantic Encounters.

ld by the European explorers. Cortez's annihilation of the Aztec Empire, Pizarro destruction of the Inca Empire, and the disease epidemics spread from the white settlers, brought deaths to thousands o ... account than I have."As Cortez obliterated the Aztecs, Francisco Pizarro did the equivalent to the Inca Empire. The Incas were very isolated, so they did not hear about the Aztec's downfall. Pizarro ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Machu Picchu - Information on Economic Patterns, Geographic Influences, Art and Architecture, Religion and Values, and Social and Political Organization

Machu PicchuEconomic Patterns:The Inca empire developed an economy based on an intensive terracing of mountain slopes and irrigation. ... ded goods for other goods. Workers got labour credit, which was work paid for in goods or food. The Inca leaders kept records of what each family in the empire produced. The Incas main crops were pota ... had terraced fields and were one of the first people in the Americas to use irrigation systems. The Incas used simple digging sticks and ploughs. They used llamas for wool, ropes, blankets and meat.So ...

(3 pages) 92 2 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

China and World Governments

ly two countries stood out among the rest. Peru, once the center of the powerful and wealthy Inca Empire, coped with terrorists, political problems, and many other difficulties. A right wing vo ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

History/Facts of Machu Pichu in Peru.

manly peak" or "old peak". It is believed to have been a royal estate and religious retreat for the Incan people. It was built between 1460 and 1470 AD by an Incan ruler, Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui. It i ... of them women, children, and priests.The buildings are thought to have been planned and built under Inca architects. Most of the structures are built of granite blocks cut with stone tools, and smooth ...

(3 pages) 53 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Incas info essay

he Incas were a distinct people with a distinct language living in a highland center, Cuzco. They were ... itory stretching from Ecuador to northern Chile.Unlike the military empires in Central America, the Incas ruled by proxy. After conquering a people, they would incorporate local rulers into their impe ... ho fought for them, and treated well all those conquered people who cooperated. So, in reality, the Inca "empire," as the invading Spanish called it, was not really an empire. It was more of a confede ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Incas.

The Incas were South American Indian people who ruled one of the largest and richest empires in the Amer ... ica. It included parts of Present - Day Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. The Inca Empire was conquered by Spanish Forces soon after their arrival in 1532.Inca emperors ruled the ... n 1532.Inca emperors ruled their far - reaching territory through a complexed political system. The Incas took over many areas by military force. Their political system kept a balance between the cent ...

(7 pages) 67 0 3.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Comparing Civilizations

colored clothing. Like the Mayans, the Aztecs developed a true system of writing and a calendar.The Incan empire was founded by Pizarro in 1532 and its empire stretched 2600 miles from Ecuador to Chil ... ched 2600 miles from Ecuador to Chile with a population in the millions. The capital was Cuzco. The Inca farmed cotton, potatoes, corn and herded alpacas and llamas. They specialized in polychrome pot ...

(2 pages) 47 0 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Ancient Civilizations of Latin America: Inca The Government

Among the many ancient civilizations in Latin America, the Incas were one of a kind. Their government was a whole lot different from any other of the civilizat ... he civilizations. This had great impact on the civilization. In my opinion, without this aspect the Incas most likely wouldn't of been as successful.As stated before, the government was very important ... important in the Inca civilization and had a lot of impact on their civilization in general. In the Incan civilization the utmost in power was the emperor, then came the royal family. Often times many ...

(1 pages) 22 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Civilizations In my essay I am going to write what I know about the Aztecs, Mayas, and the Incas. I will write a little about each of these subjects: political, social, religion, and economy. ... economy. Each one of these civilizations was run differently, that's a sure thing. Both the Incas and the Aztecs were run by warriors and highly ranked military figures, while priests and nobl ...

(2 pages) 24 0 4.5 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Early Americas

n. The Mayas lived in a tropical rain forest where they were surrounded by plant life and tree. The Incas however lived in a more dry, grassy, mountainous environment. But the Aztecs settled in a wate ... t when they were still beating! They too believed in human sacrifice. However on the other hand the Incas were more peaceful people they were polytheistic all of the civilizations were, but the Incas ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Archaeological Findings of Machu Picchu

ountain ridge located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, Machu Picchu or “The Lost City of the Inca’s” as it is more commonly known, lay abandoned for many years, remaining virtually un ... excavations made by Hiram Bingham in 1911 gave the archaeological community great insight into the Incan way of life, however, the theft and illegal exportation of artefacts, disrespect to indigenous ...

(6 pages) 27 1 4.7 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Early Native Americans

f the earliest American civilizations. Two of the most glorious and sophisticated civilizations the Incas in Peru, and the Aztecs in Mexico were based primarily on the cultivation of maize. Discovered ... co embraced this crop and made it the foundation of the complex, large scaled centralized Aztec and Incas nation-states that eventually emerged. This was mainly because the cultivation of maize helped ...

(6 pages) 49 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Early American civilizations, most notably the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans,

Early American civilizations, most notably the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans, were far advanced and demonstrated their developed cultures with references towar ... els of gold and silver" could be obtained. (Doc. 3) To help control a vastly stretching empire, the Incas connected their urban centers with a highly organized system of roads. (Doc.5) This not only w ... unications and ameliorated the need for alternative forms of transportation through the mountainous Incan terrain. Thus, this system of roads helped the Incan economic system by improving the rate of ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Essay on Inca communication

Inca Communication Like the ancient West African civilizations, the Inca did not develop a written l ... different knots at various places on the string represented different places on the number line.The Inca were South American Indian people who ruled one of the largest and richest empires in the Ameri ... ed a vast region that centered on the capital, Cusco, in southern Peru. Within a hundred years, the Inca conquered a number of different tribes expanding their area of influence outward from their hom ...

(5 pages) 24 0 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History