They played their music for the gods and used it to make requests such as asking the gods for rain or for the harvest to be good. The Aztecs took pride in creating a variety of beautiful pottery. Feather-workers were called amanteca. They were some of the most respected artisans in all of the Aztec Empire. They were some of the most respected artisans in all of the Aztec Empire.
For living in a time period where there was not a lot of technological advances that would help them build what they wanted at a faster pace, they had to learn to work with what they had. They also had to learn how to work with materials to be able to make the magnificent and amazing temples, that they are known for. “ The general temple-pyramid consisted of a platform, a long, broad, steep double staircase going up the center, with balustrades going up the sides of the steps. The Aztecs used sculpted stone blocks and skulls to decorate the platform and the ends of the balustrades” (General Construction of Pyramid-Temples). The Aztecs used and made platforms and tools that would help them make their temples better and better each time.
The Olmec have built their cities upon high areas surrounded by swampy landscapes, which were centered by artificial pyramid-mountains serving as temples. Every Olmec site had its own channeled water system, providing plants with water for agricultural purposes (Mann 18-19). Although details are not clear and based on numerous hypotheses, several discoveries and findings have attested that the Olmec have had a significant influence on the political and social development of subsequent civilizations in Mesoamerica. By way of example, the Mayan are known to have inherited various elements of the Olmec´s enriched culture and worldview (McNeill and McNeill 110). Furthermore, similarities between the raised gardening fields in the Andean high plains, called “Altiplanos” and the Olmec´s “distinctive technique for intensifying agricultural output” (McNeill and McNeill 110)have been discovered, which may demonstrate the influence and spread of the Olmec´s intensive wetland agricultural practices.
From the calendars we still use today, to the way we grow crops with farming, ancient civilizations such as the Mayas, the Aztecs, and the Incas influenced and created the way we contribute our skills towards the public. These people’s expertise proves just how they improved the world. The civilizations were advanced for their time based on their early society, their accomplishments, and the remains that are still remembered, as well as viewed to this day. One of the ways that the Mayas, the Aztecs, and the Incas were successful was through their people’s actions in a community. All of the civilizations followed a hierarchical system.
Introduction This essay will question how the Spanish conquest of Mexico contributes to the fall of the Aztec Empire. What was the Aztec empire like prior to the invasion?, What impacts did the conquest have on the society?, and What methods did the Spaniards use to defeat the Aztecs? will be answered in this essay as well. During the Age of Discovery explorers were in search of new lands, gold and silver, and power (Gibb). In the years 1519-1521 Hernando Cortes, a Spanish conquistador that had conquered and defeated the Aztec empire (Nelson, Aztec Empire for Kids: Spanish Conquest).
The rise of the Aztec Empire (1150-1521) and Mongol Empire (1206-1368) affected their surrounding regions significantly. Through the invasions by these Empires, the areas they inhabited were conquered and reestablished as their own. The Aztecs and Mongols were similar in many ways including their mutual desire to gain power and land. Although these empires resemble each other in the way they acquired land, they vary in terms of their religion and reasons for engineering advances. Both empires established advances in engineering but, because of their environments, these advances were created differently to benefit themselves.
The Mayan civilization lasted many decades and continues to be influential to the people of central America and the world. It is said that the Mayans were influenced, or derived, from the earliest settlers of central America, the Olmecs. The Mayan people were spread throughout Central America in places such as present day Mexico and all the way to Honduras but centered mainly in Guatemala. (History.com, “Locating the Maya”) The Mayan people accomplished many things and became a big influence to later civilizations. For a civilization that started in isolation from the rest of the world, they were able to accomplish many things that the rest of the world had done before.
In the 1500’s The Inca civilization ended in 1532 and their civilization started around 1438. The Aztec empire however, started in 1427 and ended in 1521. they both built amazing empires that are still recognized today. They believed in gods, they invented clever inventions, and created a lifestyle for the whole empire. In conclusion, these are the similarities between the Aztec and Inca empire. All empires and tribes have things that they will have in common but they all are different from each other.
The Aztec people are one of the largest and most superior Indian nations to have ever existed on earth. almost every part of the Aztec life was proceed to such a state that at that time in the world the Aztec people were living better lives than many of the European nations. The Aztec nation is like nothing else in the world in its history, process of people making, selling, and buying things, surrounding conditions, and way of life than any other nation at that time. The Aztec city restricted about 15 million people who lived in approximately 500 towns and cities across what we know today as new day Mexico. Its main capital city, Tenochtitlan, was built in the Valley of Mexico, on islands in Lake Texcoco, the same place where Mexico City,