Inca

An Ancient American Civilization

Research Question: What did the Inca create and how were they so good at sculpting?

Inca Freeze Dried Method

The Inca empire created something that NASA uses. The thing that they created freeze drying. In the highest point in the Andes mountains, freezing temperatures was guaranteed at night. They would bring potatoes and wrap them in a clothe. Then they would repeatedly

quizzes out the moisture until it is in a result known as chuno. This had many advantages for this, it was relatively light weight, it could last a long time, and they would eliminate some bitter taste that some potatoes have. If the Inca didn't make this many of NASA space rips wouldn't of happed.

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Freeze drying potatoes was one of the ways to tout around potatoes and it not be fairly heavy.

Inca Day Time Calendar

The Inca also created a day time calendar. The days on the calendar were approximately 365 days. This calendar was used for many things like farming, religious events, mining and construction. The people of the Inca empire relied a lot on this calendar. Now there is a calendar that we rely on and it has 365 days on it.
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The Inca day time calendar was a helpful way for Incans to know when they have religious festivals and when to harvest thee crops.

Incan Stone Buildings

The Inca created sturdy stone building. They created sturdy building because they cut the stone so precise that they didn’t need to use cement. The material that they used was Yacuy limestone, Green Sacsahuaman, and Black Andesite. But to get these out of the mines were rough and tough, they were moved by using ropes, logs, poles, levers, and ramps. But all this hard work made the building last for a long time and surviving through many earthquakes.

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Sources For Information

Freeze Dried Potatoes Citation:

Franco, Michael. "Inca Freeze Drying Technique." How Stuff Works. How Stuff Works, n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2015.

<http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5

Incan Day Time Calendar Citation:

"Incan Day Time Calendar." Machu Piccuhu . Machu Piccuhu, nd. Web. 28

<http://www.machupicchu

Incan Stone Buildings Citation:

Cartwright, Mark. "Incan Stone Buildings." Ancient History Encyclopedia . Ancient History

Web. 28 Aug. 2015. <http://www.ancient.eu/Inca_Architecture/AncientHistoryEncyclopdia>.

Sources for Pictures

Freeze Dried Potatoes Picture Citation:


"Freeze Dried Potatoes Photo." Lima Easy. Lima Easy, n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2015. http://www.limaeasy.com/peruvian-food-guide/typical-potatoes/chuno.

Incan Day Time Calendar Picture Citation:

"Linkedin Photo." Linkedin. Linkedin , n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2015. http://www.slideshare.net/mrcaseysclass/aztecs-inca-maya .

Incan Stone Building Picture Citation:

Cartwright, Mark. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia , n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2015. <http://www.ancient.eu/Inca_Architecture/AncientHistoryEncyclopidia>.