HIST214_Topic 2 Review

HIST214_Topic 2 Review - 1 Discuss different levels of...

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1. Discuss different levels of civilization among the indigenous population of  Latin America before the arrival of the Europeans. Explain the main  characteristics of each category and use specific examples. 1. Sedentary a. Produced surplus to allow for hierarchy i. Allowed non-working class that could study mathematics and science. b. Tied to the land c. Permanent cities d. Aztecs, Mayas, Incas e. Advanced farming techniques like irrigiation f. Hierarchy g. Mayas loves corn h. Very fair court systems i. Sat in marketplace i. Used to exploiting lower class, so easy to conquer. 2. Semi-Sedentary a. Slash and burn farming technique for agriculture. b. Tupi of Brazil. c. Aka Intermediate farmers d. When land was depleted they would leave and find new land. e. Chiefs only recognized in war time, worked in fields with everyone else. f. Loosely organized villages, lived in thatched huts, g. Shaman most important. 3.
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