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Maize

corn

Quipu

a system of records using knotted string

Caral

the oldest known city in the Americas, located in Peru.

Chavin

Around 900 B.C., the Chavin people lived in the coastal region of western South America. The people built temples and pyramids and declined around 200 B.C.

Nazca

a people existing the same time as the Chavin that made huge, geometrically-decorated pottery.

Ecuador

a South American country where the Moche civilization developed

Moche

a warlike, pottery-making civilization in Ecuador

Inca

a well-organized, military-based society

Cuzco

Inca capital

Pachacuti

Inca leader- very skilled

Machu Picchu

an abandoned city on a hilltop 8000 feet above sea level

Urubamba River

a river that Machu Picchu was built above