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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…

Week 6 – Mesoamerican Empires

For not having the wheel three societies in Mesoamerica and South America achieved some incredible feats. The Mayan, Inca and Aztec civilizations were intelligent peoples who created advanced ways of agriculture, widespread road systems, and even a city in the middle of a…

Empires of the New World

It is amazing how technologically advanced the people of Meso and South America were, especially taking into account the fact that they had not developed the wheel. Maybe they did not have a particular need for the wheel, or maybe…

Mesoamerica

The Aztecs, Inca, and Mayan states were great civilizations in the area of Mesoamerica. They each created new technologies that allowed them to increase quality of life. The Aztecs created an intensive canal system, the Inca built extensive roads, and…