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1 Matt, Kimmie, Maggie, and Gabe

2 Table of Contents o Location Location o Government Government o Religion Religion o Agriculture Agriculture o Cultural & Scientific Contributions Cultural & Scientific Contributions Cultural & Scientific Contributions o Bibliography Bibliography

3 Location The Inca’s Empire was located in the Andes Mountains. They were also located on the western coast of South America. The Inca Empire’ specific countries were Peru, Chile, Bolivia Ecuador, and Some of Argentina. The Inca Empire also includes a minor section of Columbia.

4 Government  The Inca lived in a monarchy / an empire.  The leaders of the Inca were an Emperor, also called a king. The ruling Incas were all members of one family, and controlled all government rule. The leader was often called “the Inca”. Also the current leader passed away, their body was mummified.

5 Religion The Inca’s were Polytheistic they had 6 gods and goddesses The Inca’s were Polytheistic they had 6 gods and goddesses The gods were Inti the sun god, Illapa the weather master, and Viracocha the creator of all of the gods and goddesses The gods were Inti the sun god, Illapa the weather master, and Viracocha the creator of all of the gods and goddesses The goddesses were Mamaqulli, the moon goddess, Sara-mama the maize (corn) mother, Pacha-mama the Earth mother The goddesses were Mamaqulli, the moon goddess, Sara-mama the maize (corn) mother, Pacha-mama the Earth mother The Inca’s believed they originated from holes called paqarina The Inca’s believed they originated from holes called paqarina They often made sacrifices to their gods and goddesses for luck and great fortune for there respective rulings They often made sacrifices to their gods and goddesses for luck and great fortune for there respective rulings They made many shrines in their cities like Machu Pichu They made many shrines in their cities like Machu Pichu They believed the dead would eventually come to live again, they even made mummies out of some They believed the dead would eventually come to live again, they even made mummies out of some They had special amulets called conopas They had special amulets called conopas

6 Agriculture The Inca grow many crops such as potatoes, tomatoes, cotton, peanuts, coca, beans, squash, peppers, tobacco, maize-corn, etc. The Inca grow many crops such as potatoes, tomatoes, cotton, peanuts, coca, beans, squash, peppers, tobacco, maize-corn, etc. Some domesticated animals are a llama, and alpacas. Some domesticated animals are a llama, and alpacas. Some other practices are creating agricultural terraces, making pottery weapons, tools and cloth. Some other practices are creating agricultural terraces, making pottery weapons, tools and cloth.

7 Cultural & Scientific Contributions Some of the cultural contributions of the Inca were temples, fortresses, agricultural terraces, idols, goblets, and ornaments. Some of the scientific contributions of the Inca were roads, and suspension bridges. Cultural jugs, jewelry, and figurines.

8 Bibliography Odijk, Pamela. The Inca's. #2. U.S. N.J. Englewood Cliffs: Silver Burdett Press, 1990 Odijk, Pamela. The Inca's. #2. U.S. N.J. Englewood Cliffs: Silver Burdett Press, 1990 Peterson, Sheryl. Machu Picchu. 1. Mankato: Creative Education, Peterson, Sheryl. Machu Picchu. 1. Mankato: Creative Education, Millard, Anne. The Incas. 1. New York. Warwick Press 1989 Millard, Anne. The Incas. 1. New York. Warwick Press 1989 "Inca." "Inca."


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