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Unformatted text preview: io Haas, 1998. Aztec Accomplishments Aztec Accomplishments the formation of a highly specialized and stratified society and an imperial administration the expansion of a trading network as well as a tribute system the cultivation of an intellectual and religious outlook that held society to be an integral part of the cosmos. More Aztec Accomplishments More Aztec Accomplishments the development and maintenance of a sophisticated agricultural economy, carefully adjusted to the land (their crops include cocoa beans/chocolate, vanilla, bananas, squash, pumpkin, beans, chili, tobacco, onions, red tomatoes, green tomatoes, sweet potatoes, jicama, and maize/corn). Corn/maize, beans, and squash were staples in the diet as early as 2000 BC Chinampas/source Chinampas/source “Oil painting by Jose Muro Pico illustrating the ingenious Aztec farming system. Reed rafts, ‘chinampas,’ were covered in a thick layer of soil and floated on the lake.” Source: p. 9, Viva Mexico by Antonio Haas, 1998. Aztec Legacy Aztec Legacy Today, many indigenous groups of Latin America can trace their roots back to the Aztec. The fact that the Aztec...
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