Compare And Contrast The Mayans And Aztecs

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Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs Thousands of years ago, before machinery and widespread religion, three main civilizations contributed major accomplishments to the world today. The three groups were known as the Maya, the Aztecs, and the Inca. The Incas built a large road system, developed a complex agricultural system, and developed their own language. The Mayans studied astronomy, formed a calendar, and made prodigious accomplishments in mathematics. The Aztecs built large, impressive cities and developed a writing system based on pictures. The civilizations highly impacted the world today with scarcity of resources and supplies. In their time period, the Maya, the Aztecs, and the Inca were profoundly advanced. The Mayans were advanced in the sense that they had unique architectural skills. As stated by Suzanne Hopkins, “ The cities had huge stone buildings, including palaces, pyramids, and temples.” The Mayans dedicated these buildings to their many Gods and kings. Along with their advancements in architecture, the Mayans also developed a complex calendar. The construction of this calendar came from many years of studying astronomy, and developing hieroglyphic writing. Along…show more content…
The center of the Aztec civilization was the city of Tenochtitlan. Tenochtitlan was a highly coordinated city with temples, palaces, great markets, houses and gardens. As stated by Jose Maldonado, “It was larger and more impressive than any Spanish city at the time.” The city was also built on a swamp. By creating raised causeways, canoes, and chinampas, the Aztecs were able to adapt to their surroundings. Everyday, the Aztecs would perform human sacrifice in order to keep the sun alive. Their organized society helped them keep a steady flow of tributes to sacrifice. Because of their highly coordinated city and religion system, the Aztecs were considered advanced for their
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