The Americas!

Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas

The Mayan Civilization

- The Mayans are located in Mexico and Central rainforests

- Namesake city: Chichen Itza

- Like the Aztecs, Mayans did human sacrifices as well.

- The Mayans created the "Mayan Calendar", it said the world would end December 21, 2012

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The Aztecs

- Located in the arid valley of Central Mexico

- Namesake city: Tenoctitlan

- An emperor rules

- Human sacrifices are performed as well

- Agricultural based economy

- Polytheistic religion

- Pyramids were built

- Aztec ball game

- "Chinampas" were built as floating gardens - Rafts anchored to the bottom of a lake with reeds and vegetation piled on top

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The Incas

- Incas were located along the Andes mountains

- Keepsake name: Machu Picchu

- Was ruled by an emperor

- Agriculture based economy

- Polytheistic

- Invented the "Quipu", a system with colorful strings knotted in various ways

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