Edited by......... Ty Kirk, Addison Nowhak, Kylie Russ, and Alison Brannon.
Location & history of the Inca.
The Inca were miners of gold and silver and they had many fields with maize(corn)and cotton. They used the cotton to make textiles(cloth) and were great at pottery, masks and jewelry making. They also used quipus to help in collecting data and keeping records.
Pictures on the Empire
Archaeologist that helped discover the Incas
The Inca Empire was split into two main social classes.
The Inca lower class did not have the privileges of the upper class. In comparison to the upper class they had;
- plain clothes that were not as well made
- They had to follow Laws and couldn't own a surplus in food.
- they had to pay Mita, taxes with labor
The citizens of the lower class were farmers, artists, and servants.
Sun god mask
A mask made by the Inca to worship the sun god. This mask was made this out of gold and jade due to their hard materials and easy availability.
A mask made by the Inca made out of Jade and gold. The Inca made this mask out of gold cause those were their finest resources and they thought that the gods needed the best out of everything.
A mask made by the Inca. Sometimes the Incas' used real animals heads. They would kill the animal, cut off its head, clean it and then wear it as a mask to worship their gods.