1. Area inhabited/ruled [if members of your group emigrated, immigrated, or established settlement (colonies) outside of their home country you should include an explanation of that travel or settlement in this section; include places traveled and reasons for leaving home country]
  2. Everyday Life
  3. Social and Political Organization
  4. Religion
  5. Arts/Technology/Developed Culture

Incas, the children of the sun, are an amazing civilisation. The Incas are said to have started there empire in 1430 C.E. when a neighboring tribe attacked. The Incas then started a empire that well be known to this day. The Incas have many inventions and systems the Incas invented. They had a religion and government system that they created and they had many inventions that they made to. C.P.
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Have you ever heard of a balancing pot that held water? Of course you haven’t! That’s because the Incas were the only ones to invent it. Incas were a very smart group of people, and they had a lot of technology, including: calenders, musical instruments, irrigation systems, and even hanging bridges. One of the most important inventions that the Incas created was the calender. Yes, they did use it to tell the date, but it was mostly for religious reasons. Every month held a new festival for their various gods. the calender helped them know when the would take place. The Incas were always fascinated by music. They would craft wood pipes and strap down animal skins to pots to make drums. The one single thing that blows me away is their stone work. The Incas didn’t even need to use mortar to hold together the rocks for walls, they would simply take a rock, and find another rock about the same size; chip out the second rock so the groves fit in with the other rock, like puzzle pieces. In the end, the wall would sit still as if it was one whole rock. C.S

The Incas were the largest empire in PreColumbia. They created there empire on the western side of South America. The Inca empire can be divided in to three sections the mountains the jungle and the desert.The Incas had the Andes Mountains on the north and south side of them that created a natural barrier between the desert and the jungle. On one side of the Andes is the Amazon Jungle the Incas didn’t create settlements here but they did enter it to get fruits and other valuables. On the other side of the Andes is the coastal Desert making a great natural barrier. The Incas were so successful in gaining and conquering other land areas because they friendship with there enemy's instead of just slaying them. The Incas were a very successful group.C.P.

The Incas religion was one of the most important things to the Incas. Most of their religion was around nature, like rivers, mountains, and other nature like things. The Incas also had a belief in mummifying their dead, regular civilians were mummified and buried, but famous rulers were kept in their palaces and tended to from past servants. Incas also worshiped Huacas(sacred items or places) as far as a vast lake, a temple that is shaped like a pyramid that they used to talk to the sun god atop the Huacas was a stone the Inca astronomers would use to predict when to plant the crop. The Incas were very religious and devoted.C.S.

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The Incas had a common system of life and most of this was learned when explorers discovered Machu Pichu a city the Incas had created. In Machu Pichu they discovered a fully built Huacas which was a big deal because most of the other ones had been destroyed by Spanish explorers. In Machu Pichu they found pots and houses and they even found a royal. The Incas had many different jobs. There jobs were weaving, artistry, herders, craftsmen and sorcerers. There were common people that worked in groups of twenty to ten. Common people didn’t have freedom and they couldn’t own businesses.The children were never touched because they believed that it made them cry. The also bound there arms because they believed it made them stronger. the Incas also had a gate going in and out of the city where guards would stand watch and the criminals would stand by the gate chained up to discourage people to steal. The Incas daily life is very interesting but was controlled by the government. C.P.

The Incas government was shaped like a pyramid. The SSapa or leader at the top, then four men were the supreme council then provincial governors then the the officials then the tax collectors and finally the workers. The people high up on the pyramid were usually family members of the Sapa. The royals also had boards strapped to there heads making it in to a point, a pointed head was considered royal. When the Sapa made a new law he would tell the next lowest then they would tell the next lowest and so on. C.P.

You might be wondering how such a amazing civilization was wiped out. Well, long story short, the Spanish took them over, but it took them about two or three tries to finally take them over. Even though they didn’t survive, we have a lot to learn from them. They made a calender to keep track of holidays and celebrations. They saved hair and fingernails in case their deceased ancestors needed them. The Incas were a very amazing civilization and taught us a lot of what we know today.

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