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7 th Period 5/20/14

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  1. 7th Period 5/20/14 • Read pages 196-201 of the textbook and complete Lesson 3: The Inca true/false handout • Additional handout is homework – sum/rev • When you have completed your assignment you may get your assigned laptop

  2. Early People of South America Lesson 3: The Inca

  3. A Vast Empire • Humans began living throughout South America at least 11,000 years ago • Some built villages that became large cities and empires • The Inca Empire was the largest in the Americas and developed in the Andes Mountains

  4. Machu Picchu • Machu Picchu – a mountaintop city in the Incan Empire believed to be a religious center

  5. Inca Contributions • Preserved their dead using mummification • Created sundials to help with planting and harvesting crops • Built roads and suspension bridges

  6. The Inca Legacy • Inca Empire lasted less than 100 years • Civil War broke out 1527 making the empire weak • 1532 Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish conquistador, defeated the Incan army and in 1572 the last Incan emperor was killed and the empire defeated