Awesome Aztec Research Poster
By Brandon C, 8/31/15, Core 3
What weapons and tactics did they use in battles, and religious ceremonies?
The Aztec used skull racks to put defeated enemies skulls on after battle.
Scientist found a skull rack Aztecs put their skulls on after they won their battles. The Aztec used this “rack” to put their skulls on when they defeated an enemy in battle. “A rack of dozens of skulls the Aztecs may have created as a grim trophy of their conquests.”
The most popular Aztec weapon was the maquahuitl.
Perhaps the best known ancient Aztec weapon is the maquahuitl (macahuitl).The maquahuitl was said to be able to cut off the head of a horse. “
The maquahuitls were incredibly strong, and the Spanish claimed they could chop the head off a horse with one blow”.
Did the Aztec people really practice human sacrifice?
Aztec Daily Life
Moquahiutl Aztec Weapon
Moquahuitl : Citation: Aztec, History. "Ancient Aztec Weapons." AztecHistory.com. N.P, n.d. Web. 26 Aug. 2015. <http://www.aztec-history.com/ancient-aztec-weapon.html>.
Did the Aztec people really practice human sacrifices? Citation: History.com, Staff. "Did the Aztecs really do human sacrifices?" History.com. History.com Staff, 20 July 2012. Web. 26 Aug. 2015. <http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/did-the-aztecs-really-practice-human-sacrifice>.