Compare And Contrast Inca And Aztecs

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The past is the foundation for the future. In this case, that “foundation” is the ground that the Maya, Aztec, and Inca tribes stived upon centuries ago. As a matter of fact, those tribes and their concepts remain fruitful even after hundreds of years. The Maya, Aztec, and Inca shaped our present civilization for the better in terms of their early ideas of agriculture, religious beliefs and practices, timekeeping, and written word. The earliest ideas of agriculture, or the science, art and business of farming and ranching, have been around even longer than the Maya, Aztec, and Inca tribes. However, those tribes were one of the first to bring the concept to us. “They farmed special plots of land called chinampas (...) where they grew maize and other crops.” states Aztecs by Jose Maldonado. Rather than hunting and gathering food and material, those tribes strategically farmed what they needed right from their backyard! “The Inca were farmers, growing potatoes as well as other crops, often in terraces cut into high mountainsides. They had llamas to carry…show more content…
This is influential to the present because of the multiple religions in the world, and the traditions that come with them. “[The Maya]...practiced elaborate (if gory) religious rituals and worshiped a crowded pantheon of gods and goddesses…” tells Mayan Civilization by Suzanne Hopkins. “Religion was an important part of everyday life, and a gory one, as they believed that human sacrifice was needed to keep the sun alive.” says Aztecs. “Religion was an important part of life.” shares The Inca. From these three citations, it isn’t difficult to see that to all three tribes, religion was paramount. Fortunately, human sacrifice is not as prominent these days, but the idea is still the same; religion is something to be celebrated and is also an important part of everyday

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