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Unformatted text preview: Hannan Merritt 1 st Paper In this paper I will be comparing the farming and environmental techniques of Inca and the Marajoara peoples. The Inca peoples did not have to rely on slash and burn farming to produce foods. Instead because of their location high on the mountaintops of the Andes they created terraced steps that held soil in deep stone pits. The Incas grew mainly maize and cocoa. They also grew cotton, peppers, and potatoes. In the coastal regions they would harvest fish from the sea. The Incas also domesticated llamas and alpacas as their beasts of burden. ( http://trailingincas.info/farming.php ) The other problems that Inca farmers faced were poor soil, nightly frosts, and droughts. To combat droughts that most likely were caused by Mega- nino events the Incas created an elaborate irrigation system. They also created stone canals that nino events the Incas created an elaborate irrigation system....
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course POL 160 taught by Professor Lucas during the Spring '08 term at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
- Spring '08
- American Politics