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  • Coffee In Colombia

    foundation of Colombia, there lies coffee. Coffee has been deeply ingrained within the history, economy, culture and social structure of Colombia; it 's no wonder that it is referred to as “king”. The objective of this essay, is to explore how coffee has had a direct impact on the development of Colombia, and how it continues to affect it today. Colombia is located in South America. To the east, are its neighbors Brazil and Venezuela; Ecuador and Peru lie south. While to the west, there is the Pacific ocean and to the north lies Panama as well as the Caribbean Sea (Bowman, 2014). Colombia’s geography and topography are significant in its history, as well as to the production of coffee. Colombia has two distinct topographical areas, due to the Andes mountains that command the west and the river filled lowlands in the east (Bowman,2014). Before coffee, Colombia’s economy was immature. Our text indicates two factors that contributed to this delayed economy. One being that Colombia had an unstable political climate, and another being the country’s difficult geography (Skidmore, 2014). Coffee production had a huge impact in both of these areas. Our text states that by 1880’s “coffee had become the country’s leading export (Skidmore, 191).” It was because of coffee that Colombia became a part of the international market. In 1906 coffee was responsible for 37% of Colombia’s export earnings, only to climb all the way to 80% by the 1950’s (Skidmore, 191). Due to the topography in…

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  • Machu Picchu Research Paper

    Did you know that Machu Picchu was found in 1911 by an american explorer named Hiram Bingham. Machu Picchu has a beautiful location high atop the Andes mountains in Peru. Machu Picchu doesn’t just have amazing scenery and a rich cultural background it still provides a home to many species of animals and is still an active part of the agriculture which makes it still a significant part of Peru and a significant travel destination. One reason Machu Picchu is a significant travel destination is…

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  • Rise And Fall Of The Natural Environment Essay

    ANTH 235 Fall 2016 Final Exam essays The natural environment has been used to help explain the rise and fall of archaeological cultures across the world. Evaluate the relative importance of environment with specific examples from Mesoamerica and the Andes. The environment has always been a key factor of the success or implosion for civilizations all around the globe. Mesoamerica and the Andes, both hold a handful of societies that were created, expanded, and even destroyed by the natural…

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  • Inca Bridges

    The Incas were an incredibly developed ancient society that lived in South America between 1438 A.D. to 1532 A.D.. They created aqueducts, an advanced communication system called Khipus, and an entire transportation system (“Top 5 Ancient Incan inventions”). Alongside these inventions, the Incan people created very intricate woven bridges. These bridges were used to get across large chasms along top the Andes mountains. They were incredibly useful, and quite intricate to make. Unlike in Europe,…

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  • Domestication Of A Potato Essay

    If plants could talk, not many would be able to say they changed the world, yet the potato could easily brag “Been there, done that. Twice.” The domestication of the potato allowed many different civilizations, especially in Europe, to grow and flourish by providing a stable source of nutrients and vitamins. People all around the world today enjoy potatoes in hundreds of different forms, but the tuber everyone knows and loves was not always so easily accepted. The domestication of the potato…

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  • Why Is El Dia De Tradicion Important In Argentina

    Argentina is the eighth largest country covering about 2.8 million square kilometers and almost the entire southern half of South America. It comprises of some of the world’s most impressive waterfalls, massive deserts, and tallest mountains. Also, Argentina’s population is largely of European origin with a national language of Spanish. Argentina is a country rich with culture and many traditions. The cultural activities are reflected in the different artistic expressions such as: painting,…

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  • Peru Resiliency

    After the arrival of the Spanish the population suffered a drastic decline due to the introduction of diseases such as measles and smallpox. This decline in population steadily continued over the next two hundred years. By the end of the 18th century the population of over 11 million had been reduced to one million. However, the population of one million did not account for the Incan population alone, but also included Europeans, slaves from Africa, and mestizos or mixed Indian and European…

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  • Machu Pichu Research Paper

    Machu Picchu would be a great travel destination because of its historical interest. Machu Picchu is one of the world's great archaelogical wonders and one of the most beautiful mountainous areas. Also, is a great historical site because of the history on how it was found. Furthermore, Machu Picchu would be a great historical travel destination because it is one of the world's great archaeological wonders. The story,"The Stones of Machu Picchu", says,"Despite the mysteries…

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  • Why Chinchillas Are Good House Pets

    Chinchillas are good house pets because they are very low-maintenance Chinchillas are small rodents that are native to Andes Mountains in South America. Their name means “little chincha” and they are named after the chincha people of the Andes. Historically, chinchillas lived in an area that included parts of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile, but today colonies in the wild are known only in Chile. Chinchillas are also referred to as “chins.” pets. They are very inquisitive, and do not make…

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  • American Civilization Vs Inca Civilization

    The Inca Empire, located in Peru, was the last standing empire in South America. The Incas were South American Indians also known as natives to the land. At the time their capital was called Cuzco, which lasted for three hundred years. Cuzco is also a modern city in Peru. After the rule of their fourth emperor, many tribes settled in the Andes Mountains. Each tribe was individually conquered, requiring them to adapt to the Inca ways of life. After the Indian tribes converted, they combined…

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