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Inca Empire

Vocabulary Key Facts

Who was the greatest Sapa Inca to rule? Pachacuti
What was Pachacuti's contribution to the Empire? Expanded the Inca realm, by raising powerful armies
What techniques did farmers use to expand farming to hillsides? Terraces or a flat level strip of land
Why was living difficult for humans to live in the Andes? Cold climate, steep slopes, and high elevations
Who was the last Sapa Inca to rule? Huayna Capac
Where was the Inca government centered? Cuzco
What was the Inca Empire at its height? Prosperous, stable, and peaceful.
How did the Inca's try to unify their Empire? The Inca's forced the conquered people to learn the Inca language, Quechua.
What is a quipu used for? To count and keep records
What were some objects the Inca's made with gold and silver? Jewelry, statues, dishes, and wall decorations
What is a hierarchy? A system for ranking members of a group according to their importance.
What two social classes were the Incas divided into? Nobles and commoners
What was more valuable to the Inca's then metal work? Textiles
What were textiles woven out of? Cotton, alpaca, and vicuna
Created by: KarinaN1