By John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Roger B. Beck, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Jerry Davila

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E. ). ), which adapted the cultural, ritual, and aesthetic practices that influenced later empires like the Aztecs. Maya Agriculture and Trade The Maya inhabited the highlands of Guatemala and the Yucatán peninsula in present-day Mexico and Belize. Their physical setting shaped two features of Maya society. First, the abundance of high-quality limestone allowed them to build monumental architecture. Second, limestone formations created deep natural wells called cenotes (say-NOH-tehs), which became critical sources of water in an often-arid environment.

Traditionally, the Incas waged war with highly trained armies drawn up in massed formation and fought pitched battles on level ground, often engaging in hand-tohand combat. But in dense jungles the troops could not maneuver or maintain order against enemies, who used t Quechua First deemed the official language of the Incas under Pachacuti, it is still spoken by most Peruvians today. –1616) came from a noble indigenous family in Peru. He spoke Quechua, Aymara, and Spanish and was baptized as a Christian.

E. The culture existed as a series of city-states and was distinguished by an extraordinarily rich and diverse pottery industry. t Inca The name of the dynasty of rulers who built a large empire across the Andes that was at its peak around . rounded large, permanent villages containing many houses, all encompassed by walls made of earth and timber. Hunting and fishing provided animal protein, but the bulk of people’s food came from farming. At its peak in about 1150 Cahokia was the largest city north of Mesoamerica.

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