Similarities Between Aztec, Maya, And Inca Empires

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Sydney McGraw Allen Welch AP United States History 11A 27 August 2015 Aztec, Mayan, and Inca Empires VS. The Pueblo People of the Southwest There are many similarities and differences when it comes to the Aztec, Mayan, and Inca Empires compared to the Pueblo people of the Southwest. Although the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas were located in Central and South America and the Pueblo people were located in the Southwest, they still have many similarities culturally. All four of these cultures were American Indians who were dominated by the European settlers came to America in the 15th and 16th century. There cultures were very different and yet similar, before the Europeans discovered America, the Aztec, Mayans, and Inca Empires were very different compared to the Pueblo peoples culture, but at they were also very alike in many cultural aspects. The Aztec, Mayan, and Incas differed in many was to that of the Pueblo people. All three tribes practiced human sacrifice but for different reasons; the Aztecs practiced human sacrifice because they believed their God demanded them, the Mayans practiced human sacrifice to maintain order and to maintain…show more content…
All of these cultures worshiped nature, mother earth, the sun and the moon, and the sky beings, there were symbols prominent in both the cultures related to the sun. The Aztec, Mayan, Inca, and Pueblo architectural designs were similar, they were made of the same material, mud bricks, and they were also very detailed and intricate when they designed structures. The pueblo and the Mayans are similar with how linguistically diverse they are, the Pueblos can speak languages from unrelated families; they also have an annual agricultural and ceremonial calendar. All of the cultures built structures that were aligned with stars or the cycle of the moons, or they were built to be aligned with the north-south line or the east-west
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