Harry Wellford & Matt Roper
The Inca life 1400-1650

Who are the Incas?
The Inca Empire was an empire centered in what is Peru from 1400-1525. The empire was the largest empire pre- Colombian America. Also referred to as the Andean Civilization, they were a loose patchwork of the different cultures that developed from the highlands of Columbia to the Atacama Desert. Over the period that they existed, they used conquest and peaceful assimilation to bring a large portionof Western South America centered in the Andes Mountains. The empire proved short lived; by 1533, Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor, called a Sapa Inca, was killed on the orders of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro, marking the beginning of Spanish rule.
Shelter and Food
The Inca shelter and food were very important to the Incas. An average Inca home had one room that was made from stone and rocks. In the house they slept on the ground by the fire place. The king home however was made with gold and a stone mix. On the other hand, the Incas cropped squash, potatoes, beans, peppers, peanuts, and cassava. They mixed it all into a stew that they had for breakfast and dinner they did not usually have a lunch. That is what shelters and food was like in Inca ages.

The Incas government was one of the most powerful forces for to the Atlantic World. The Inca government was capable of administrative, account, recollect and store goods, it was a very complex network. What you probably don’t know is that they didn’t know what paper was and they did not have a writing. It was a rule back then; they must have a writing system to grow as they did. The Incas did have a way to record writing equally effective to writing and that was called the Quipu. The Quipu was basically a recording device that the Incas used. With that they created complex ways to account goods and record events. M.R.

Inca's Language and the Geography
The Incas didn’t have a written language. The Incas used a system of knotted, colored string called Quipu to communicate with other people. They made there string from llama and alpaca hair which the colored and made them into knots to communicate. The Incas had divided there land into four quarters. The Incas lived in South America near lake Titicaca and the Andes Mountains. that is there geography and language they used.

The Inca Empire had many polytheistic religions that were practiced by its different people. The Incas controlled religion to give the empire cohesion by having conquered peoples add the Incas deities to their pantheon. Most of the religions had common traits such as the existence of a Pachamama and Viracocha. Religious traditions in the Andes tended to vary among different ayllus. While the Incas generally allowed or even incorporated local deities and heroes of the ayllus they conquered, they did bring their gods to those peoples by incorporating them in a law such as required sacrifice. The Incas attempted to combine their deities with conquered ones in ways that the status of their own.

Inca Art and Tools
They made most of there art from the ground and from rocks. They also made most of there tools from the rocks on the ground. As well as the art, they produced good music. They made instruments out of wood, bone shelve, and metal. they made many bow and arrows for killing there prey. Those are the tools and instruments they used to play music or hunt.

The Incas were very important to the Atlantic World development. There techniques of ways of life were very strange to us. For example they did not have a written language instead they used knots made from alpaca and llama hair which they colored. Another thing that was strange was was that they let other peoples religion into there society. These things we thought were strange were not strange to them, it was fun and interesting to learn about the life of the Incas.

Works Cited
Peru Adventure Tours. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. <http://www.peruadventurestours.com>. I used this site because it has a lot of information and seems to have the correct dates of 1400 - 1650.
Peru Travel Confidential. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2011. <http://www.peru-travel-confidential.com/​inca-government.html>. I used this site because it had the information I needed about the Incas Government.
Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org>. I used this site because I have done other projects using Wikipedia and I find it very helpful.

Works Cited
http://www.about-peru-history.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. <http://www.about-peru-history.com/​inca-civilization.html>. I think this web site is good because it shows the rise and fall of the incas
“Inca Empire.” ABC-CLIO eBook Collection. Cobo, Bernabe, n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. <http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/​Search/​Display/​308658?terms=incas>. I think this paper on ABC-Clio is really good because it gives you the history from the early 1500’s to late 1500’s
“Quipu.” Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Quipu>. I think this is a good site because it tells you all about the ancient Incan language Quipu.
wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Inca_Empire>. this shows what Inca life was like.
Incas. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Oct. 2011. <http://bp2.blogger.com/​_6jp5-M1Uhe4/​RojzhJuYzBI/​AAAAAAAAACM/​CK4Jj7QyTgc/​s1600-h/​incas.6>. this picture is on the Inca land