Differences Between The Inca And Mayans

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My two Native American groups are the Incas and the Mayans. My three topics that will be discussed about the Incas and the Mayans are architecture, religion, and writing systems. There are three specific Native American groups, the Mayans, the Incas, and the Aztecs. However, this essay zooms into 2 main groups, the Mayans and the Incas. The Mayans lived in what it now known as southern Mexico and Northern Central America. The Incas lived in the Andes Mountains in Southern America. They lived in places like Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. These 2 groups had unique writing systems, architecture, and religion. Did you know that the Inca did successful skull surgeries? Also, the Mayans named their babies after the day they were born.

The Incas and Mayans had similar and alike architecture. The Inca architecture was the most significant pre-Colombian architecture in South America. The Inca inherited `an architectural legacy in the 2nd century B.C.E. in present day Bolivia. This Native American group used adobe brick and placed them together, which made houses called 'pillow-faced' houses. They had a straw thatched roof. The Mayans built pyramids, temples, walls, and palaces. They decorated with significant stone carvings, that represented important things in their lives. They also used sandstone, volcanic tuff, burnt line cement, and mortar. Temples were used for religious reasons, such as sacrificing children to their gods. The Incas and the Mayans both used

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