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The Incas & Mesoamerican Achievements

TermDefinition
Incas people of a culture in the Andes Mountains of South America that arose in the 1400s C.E. and lasted until 1532
quipu knots in strings used as a memory aid
ayllus an Incan clan (group of related families), the basic unit of Incan society
oracle a person through whom a god or spirit is believed to speak about the future
stele a vertical stone slab or pillar with carvings or inscriptions
glyphs a symbol for a word, idea, or sound in a hieroglyphic system of writing
dialect a regional variety of a language
suspension bridges a bridge held up by cables anchored at each end
trephination a type of surgery in which a hole is made in the skull
Created by: tnutter