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6 Lectures 14, 15, and 16 February. To keep hungry foxes, deer and birds from eating up the swelling ears of corn, a woman creates a frightening din by beating incessantly on her drum March. As the harvest ripens, birds attack the corn with renewed appe- tite, but the young boy, with his sling and stick, is once again on hand to scare them away. April. A thief skulking along the rows of ripened corn can do even more damage than a hungry llama; the farmer, at watch before the f re, remains oblivious of his presence. August. In a symbolic ceremony, the Inca emperor and noblemen
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Unformatted text preview: turn over the f rst earth in a sacred f eld, while three women bow and the empress offers corn beer. September. With an ornate dig-ging stick, a farmer punches holes into which a woman scatters corn seeds. The Incas believed women planters ensured successful crops. October. Wearing a wolfskin to look more formidable, and car-rying a sling and a noisemaker, a boy tries to scare birds and a skunk from the sprouting f elds. Fig. 14-8. A calendar of Inca agriculture presented to the King of Spain in 1580. Source: Leonard, First Farmers....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST 302 taught by Professor Jensic during the Summer '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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