Category: Week 6

Week 6 – Mesoamerica!

The city of Machu Picchu from the Inca, the script of the Maya, and Tenochtitlan of the Aztec all demonstrate advanced abilities of these states, despite having few of the technologies associated with European counterparts at this time. In terms…

Week 6 Blog Post

There are many things that are remembered about the cultures of the Aztec’s, the Incas, and the Mayans, but mostly what is remembered is the bloody history of these three powerful Meso-American groups.   For the Mayans, the Long Count…

Week 6

The Inca, Mayan, and Aztec cultures are popular Mesoamerican civilizations of South America. Each had its’ own achievements and is known for its’ own greatness. The Inca’s innovation is remarkable. In terms of math achievements, they created a tool called…

Week 6 Mesoamerican

It is the magnitude of the scale of the ancient empire’s, and of the accomplishment in architecture, that the Incas, Aztecs and the Mayan all have in common.  In architecture… it is the scale of the temples, pyramids, and the…

Week 6 Mesoamerican

It is the magnitude of the scale of the ancient empire’s, and of the accomplishment in architecture, that the Incas, Aztecs and the Mayan all have in common.  In architecture… it is the scale of the temples, pyramids, and the…

Week 6

Often the invention of the wheel has been contributed to the ability for societies to advance, especially in matters of city landscape. Yet on two continents where the wheel was not invented, some of the most amazing architectural and structural…

Week 6 – The Mesoamerican Triad

  When people think of the ancient and great civilizations of South America, there are three that come to everyone’s mind – the Inca, Aztec and Mayans. Each was remarkable unique when compared with another given they were isolated and…

Week 6: Amazing Mesoamerica

The Aztec, Inca, and Mayan represent, collectively, three of the most advanced architectural, structural, and mathematical civilizations in Mesoamerica. To the chagrin of many early civilizations across the ocean, they made these remarkable advances without the use of the wheel….

Week 6

Before watching the lectures this week, I had always assumed the wheel existed in every early civilization. The wheel may be a simple machine, but it can help us out so much by easing the effort to move heavy objects….

Week 6 – STEM in Mesoamerica

If I could imagine life without wheels,, well I’d probably not be in taking this course at MSU. I’d still be in Minnesota. The Mesoamerican empires had technologies that seemed so advanced for his time that I sometimes have a…