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Unformatted text preview: Mesoamerica Maya 600-900 AD was peak of civilization Inca 1438 AD consolidate power Aztec 1450 AD Maya- Time Built one of the most sophisticated measures of time Tzolkin- base calendar o Divination calendar o 260 day calendar The Haab or vague o 18 months of 20 days = 360 days o 19 th month had 5 days = 365 days o Based on solar time o Agricultural calendar The Calendar round o The 2 calendars together o Leads to a cycle of 52 years Inca- Bureaucracy People of South America Elevations up to 18,000 ft. in the Andes Successful colonization of area by 1438 Broke govt down into 4 parts Suyus o Usually led by a family of the head ruler Suyus broken down into districts o Districts heded by ones close to the family Tawwantinsuyu territory- Incan Empire Allyu- basic family unit o Inca left this alone when colonizing o Took a percentage and made them worship the Incan god Center of the empire was Cuzco o Built a system of roads across the Andes o Also built warehouses and Inns All practical things for administering an empire Temple of the Sun- Coricancha o 41 radial lines stretched out from the temple o Each line had sacred spots or Huaca Usually a spring or tree, etc. Usually tied to gods Aztec- Ingenuity The Mexica o Coat of arms of Mexico borrows from these people Tenochtitlan o Founded around 1325 o In the middle of a brackish lake (Texcoco) o Built floating islands off the main island for agriculture o Built a dyke system to filter in fresh spring water surrounding the island o Bridge system that could be raised in time of threat La Mojarra 1987 archaeologists discovered a 4 ton rock covered with an unknown language in La Mojarra in the Mexican state of Veracruz Southwest Diverse communities have made their home in the Sonoran desert for thousands of years The Mogollon Around 250 BC the Mogollon lived on what is now the southern border dividing Arizona and New Mexico o Apartment type buildings o Agriculture Those who came before (The Hohokam) 300 BC- The Hohokam, developed dense villages in the salt river valley Designed elaborate irrigation networks that spanned hundereds of miles When Phoenix, AZ was built, they built on top of Hohokom canals for their water Hohokom disappeared, nobody knows what happened to them The Anasazi Emerged 700-900 CE Pueblo Bonito- largest apartment complex in America until 1850 (Choco Canyon in New Mexico) Nobody knows what happened to them Indigenous California From 2000 BC forward diverse Indian communities made use of Californias...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HIS 3090 taught by Professor Makely during the Spring '08 term at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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