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    selfishness. Europeans did not believe in sharing, but conquering, owning and obtaining. In comparison, civilizations which had yet to advance, believed in collectivism, and interdependence; all individuals advanced together. These civilizations shared resources among all individuals, and they felt a sense of responsibility to the Earth. In contrast, the Europeans never felt such a responsibility, and thus exploited the Earth’s resources. These differences can be seen among the Europeans and the Aboriginals, for example. Another would be the Inca civilization. They believed in reciprocity, where as the Europeans put emphasis on taking. Furthermore, Europeans put their faith in Christianity, where as other groups placed their faith in other religions. In addition, the European worldview was based on ethnocentrism. Differences in worldviews, especially religion, caused immediate unfriendliness between Europeans and other groups, such as the Inca. The Europeans wanted to convert civilizations to become similar to them. However, many refused and resisted their advancements as they considered their worldview right. Typically, this caused war and conflict between the groups, because different worldviews caused hostility and disdain among unlike groups in contact. One group thought they were righteous, while the other group thought that they were right. Where as if the groups shared similar worldviews, conflict would be less likely and they would welcome each other with kindness. In…

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    attention quite like the Incas. Who are they? Incas are best defined as “a civilization in South America formed by ethnic Quechua people, also known as Amerindians” (Staff Writer, 2016). Inca descendants were originally hunters from Asia, who originated over the years to find new means of living. However, the Inca themselves would have you believe differently, they would “explain their origin through legends, such as the legend of the Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, which emerged from Lake…

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    First, example the giant altar carved into the side of the mountains. The altar was beautifully designed for rituals. Next, the three sided tower called El torreòn. Like many buildings at Machu Picchu we do not know the purpose of this expertly crafted tower. It also, has some of most exquisite home designs by any civilization in history. The homes were made of large granite stones weighing up to 10 to 15 tons and we do not know how they got the stones raised into place. Overall the culture of…

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    Strait.” When this happened, hunters followed herds of bison and mammoths across this land bridge. Other migrating people paddled boats and fished along the coast for food. Earth’s climate began to increase, melting the ice that once had been used as a bridge. The people began to slowly migrate eastward and southward across the Americas, forming different groups and civilizations. Although many civilizations were formed, the Aztecs and the Incas had many similarities and differences in regards…

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    Inca Bridges

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    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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    Machu Picchu is a very cultural and lively place inside the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon Basin. Machu Picchu was established hundreds of years ago by the Incas and is also known as “the city in the clouds” because it stands over 7,800 feet and covers over 79 acres. Within Machu Picchu, there are many Architectural and cultural factors like what was used to build it and the people who lived/lives there. Machu Picchu is a very cultured place and has many historical factors. First of all, it's…

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    the ‘virgins of the sun’. I find it interesting and amazing that these structures were each made with precisely cut stones all of which were hand cut, without using electric tools, equipment, or mortar and that it is still standing today. Lastly, it is interesting that Machu Picchu could have been built by people who did not even have a written language, the Inca communicated through a calculated system of knotted strings call quipu. 2. I personally do not think it really matters who…

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    order to pour the liquid out. The liquid can come out through either spout. Over time this type of pottery was seen as a sculpture rather than a container. The second vessel I chose to analyze is called “Ceremonial Paccha: Aryballo or Urpu Form. This vessel was created by the Inca civilization at about 1430 A.D. – 1532 A.D. Aryballo means small globular or spherical vessel and Urpu means the same. The Inca civilization was located in southern Peru and it extended all the way to northern…

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    Captain Garcilaso “El Inca” de la Vega was an important chronicler of the Spanish exploration and conquest of the Americas, whose works were instrumental in the preservation of Inca culture. His father was a Spanish captain, and his mother was Palla Occlo, Incan royalty. He was a captain of a Spanish warship during the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British, and translated poetry during his time as a sea captain. He preserved Incan culture in his greatest works. He successfully blended fact…

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    Machu Piccu Notice's Inca

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    known as 'Rainbow Mountain', to sections of the Amazon and many diverse ecosystems. The Inca Trail, Sacred Valley and colonial city of Cusco also contribute to the archaeological region of Macchu Piccu (Peru.travel 2017) creating one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. G Adventures' Inca Discovery and Intrepid's Inca Trail Express cover those locations throughout their tours. Inclusions, value for money and itinerary are significant in choosing which tour to decide on. Being…

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