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Inca Technological Advances

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Cultures +1 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection is meant to be used as preparation for a summative on the technological advances of the Inca Empire. Students should have a passing familiarity with some of the technological advances mentioned in this collection, as the objects and questions are meant to probe deeper and help students expand their knowledge on each item. Ultimately, the goal is for students to be able to utilize this collection in a debate or paper in which they articulate which technological advances of the Inca Empire had the most impact on its success. 

Rope Bridge

Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian: The Great Inka Road: Engineering An Empire Exhibit Picture

Selection for the Great Inka Road guide

National Museum of the American Indian

Weaving the Bridge at Q’eswachaka

National Museum of the American Indian

Terrace Farming

The Inca Civilization Blog

Inca Sanctuary

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Terraces

National Museum of the American Indian

Quipu

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Khipucamayuc

Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala

Khipu

National Museum of the American Indian

Weigh the Evidence

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