Jose Hernandez Aztec period 1 :pencil2: (Aztec Engineering (In 1500, one…
Jose Hernandez Aztec period 1 :pencil2:
An artist carved the Aztec Calendar stone in 1479
It was 3 feet thick, almost 12 feet across.
Every 52 years, the calendar would align.
Language similar to the Aztec language have existed in the central Mexico perhaps 1400 years.
Language spoken by the Aztec is Nahuat.
Speakers of languages such as Nahuatl begin to gain power. Nahuatl speakers were the dominant power.
Different versions of this game were popular throughout Mexico and central America for hundreds of years.
It was a very difficult game played with a large rubber ball.
Fall of Incas
Pizarro's soldiers attack the Inca and kidnapped Atahualpa.
Spanish messengers invited Atahualpa to a meeting
Pizarro led 160 soldiers to the Inca main land.
There are excellent builders.
They built more than 19,00 miles of roads in the mountains. Also, built canals and aqueducts to carry water to dry areas.
- pipe or cannel
They developed agriculture and settled down to farm.
Dug out terraces in the mountains sides.
Built canals and aqueducts to carry water to dry areas.
Very tall and use some of it for farming. Built a long stairways to almost the top.
It's still there in today with some of the Incas people.
The Incas empire is near Machu Pichu.
Fill with beautiful buildings and connected to the mainland by causeways.
In 1500, one of the largest cities in the world.
Easy to defend aganist enemies.
Canals allowed travel by conoe to many parts of the city.
Farming along the edges of the city on rafts called chinampas.
Grew corn, beans, tomatoes, chiles and squash.
Fall of Aztec
welcome Hernan Cortes because Montezuma believed Cortes to be Quetzalcoatl-an important Aztec God.
Montezuma was killed by Hernan Cortes.
is from Spain. He came to the new world because to find and search of treasure.
The Aztec is conquered because Cortes knew how to use Spanish horses and guns to shock Aztec.
Cortes had invisible help-diseases that killed more Aztec than Spanishsword.
Montezuma believed Cortes to be Quetzalcoatl.
(a Mayan women) gave Cortes the insides scoop on the Aztec empire and helped him form alliances against Montezuma.
The Incas language is Nahuat.
There are also
(belief in many gods).
Main god was the sun god.
Animals were sacrificed-usually white llamas were used.
Belief in reincarnation.
was the creator of the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
Incas were known as the sun children, and worshipped gods of nature, like the Shinto.
There are excellent farmers.
Dug out terraces in the mountains sides so they could grow crops where it was hilly.
There main crops are potatoes.
-(worshipped many gods) Sun, Death, Corn, Rain. They were not Christians, they had never heard of that religion.
was an important part of their religion. Aztec needed human blood to keep the world balanced.
Aztec Priests did not bathe or cut the hair. They walked around with long, matted hair covered with dried human blood.