Aylin Romero 2nd pd. Aztec and Incas …
Aylin Romero 2nd pd. Aztec and Incas
As early as 600Ad the people in central Mexico started talking Nahuatl.
Been around for about 1400 years.
The Aztecs speak Nahuatl.
the language first gained power in 1000Ad
Corn first came into common in Mexico
They Aztec farmers used a brilliant chinampas system.
Aztec had a lot of rich foods that we still eat today.
chinampas covered nearly 9000 hectares.
Men may have more then one wife.
Marriage showed that you were becoming independent and an adult .
Family life based on their religion.
An Aztec family life was ruled by religion,tradition,and structure.
Huge trading center
Could inhabit 200,000 people.
Was on the western shore of Lake Texcoco
Tenochtitlan is the Aztec capital.
Many religious rituals were done like human sacrifice
Was the main religious building.
Since it is a very swampy area often the temples would sink and would have to be repaired over the years .
Priests went to temples to worship and pray to the gods.
Were called"Teocalli"which meant god houses
The plots are about 30m by 2.5m
staked out on the lake bed.
They're kind of like floating gardens
Built on lake beds
Most chinampas aren't I use anymore.