ican, mayan, aztec timetine

By mgoeds
  • 200

    mayan (political)

    By 200 CE, those centers featured temples, pyramids, palaces, and more—the beginning of the famed cities of the Classic Period.
  • Dec 9, 900

    mayan (cultural)

    For many years, scholars believed that the Maya produced their cultural achievements in isolation. More recent archaeological discoveries, however, have confirmed that the Maya shared a variety of basic characteristics with other civilizations in the area.
  • Dec 9, 1000

    mayan (economic)

    One of the challenges of the Maya territory was growing enough food to feed everyone. In many areas, slash-and-burn agriculture was the only possible method, with farmers burning the forest, planting a crop—usually for only two years—and then letting the ground lie fallow for a number of years until the fertility of the land was restored.
  • Dec 8, 1400

    ican (economy)

    -land they did have adequet water they did have was to steep for growing crops or so high and cold that few crops would grow.
    -Agricultural expansion was a key part of the Inca's imperial strategy. The Incan homeland lay in a valley high in the Andes Mountains where drought and floods were common.
  • Dec 8, 1428

    aztec (political)

    -over the years the aztecs gradually increased in strength and number.
    -the aztec state based its power on military conquest and the tribute it gained from conquered people.
  • Dec 8, 1500

    aztec (economic)

    -much of the agriculture produce sold at the market was grown on the chinampas farm plots built on the marshy fringes of the lake.
    -they provided food needed for a huge urban population
  • Dec 8, 1500

    aztec (social/cultural)

    -religion was very important
    -the aztecs adopted many of their gods and religious beliefs from other mesoamerica peoples particularly the toltecs.
    -axtec religious practice centered on elaborate public ceremonies, priests made offerings to the gods and presented ritual dramas and dances featuring masked performers
  • Dec 9, 1530

    incan (Cultural)

    The origin myths of the Inca say their ancestors were four sons and daughters of the sun god Inti. Inti sent them forth with a golden staff that identified their promised land, Cuzco.
  • Dec 9, 1531

    incan (political)

    Although they gained only small amounts of new territory in the Cuzco area, they became progressively warlike and carried out many raids against nearby groups.