The Technology of the Incas and Aztecs
The Technology of the Incas and Aztecs. (n.d.). Encyclopedia. https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/technology-incas-and-aztecs
When Spanish conquistadors arrived in the Americas in the 1500s, among the native civilizations they encountered were two great empires. The Aztec Empire covered much of central Mexico while the Incas ruled a territory along the western coast of South America and up into the Andean highlands. These civilizations never developed the wheel or used animals for hauling, and the Incas had no system of writing. Nevertheless, they built cities with highly developed religious, political and economic structures, and were accomplished in the arts, creating fine jewelry, textiles and pottery. To continue reading, follow the link above.