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Lecture 024 The Aztecs and Incas Mesoamerica Olmecs Mayans Toltechs read about them in the book Aztecs aka quotMexicaquot Migrated from north Borrowed Olmec Maya amp Toltec ideas 0 Military aristocracy Moctezuma l was the greatest Aztec ruler Tenochtitlan was the capital 0 Most powerful in Mesoamerica Very good at irrigation Very successful in agriculture Aztec empire 0 Capital of MexicaAztecs was Tenochtitlan Aztecs ruled over as many as 6 million people in 4500 smaller citystatesprovinces Aztecs created empire through military power MexicaAztec Religion Polytheistic Included human sacri ce Operated on Mayan calendric system 0 Some of the gods were 0 Tlaloc o Huiztilopochtli human hearts 0 Quetzalcoatl But what we know of it comes mostly from hostile Christian sources Solar Calendar Religious Calendar These two calendars worked together the last calendar used was to connect the Solar and Religious calendars Moctezuma ll Montezuma Last longterm Aztec emperor Probably came from priestly elite rather than warrior elite Hostile expansion might have made Aztec enemies more likely to cooperate with Spanish Apparently did not know what to make of the Spanish or how to confront them Killed in 1520 Inca Empire Extended 2700 miles along the west coast of S America Roads linked town amp supply depots which made military Pachacuti amp Topa Tupac Kuzco Shaved off sides of mountains to allow for better agriculture 0 Made rivers deeper to allow for more people to get water Forced people they conquered to relocate to prevent these people from revolting Keeper Cords read about in book Atahualpa and Pizarro lnca were split by civil war Atahualpa defeated his brother Huascar to become emperor of the lnca War left lnca divided and weakened Spanish conquerors reached lnca empire at about the same time
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