The Pre-Columbian America consisted of many Native American civilizations such as the Mayas, the Incas, Iroquoians, Algonquians, Cahokia etc., who were known for their agriculture, and architecture (temple topped pyramids, palaces, etc.). In the southern Americas, there were two noted civilizations with a steady growth in their communities namely The Mayas in the central part of America, and the Incas who were situated much further south. The Mayas flourished because of their works of art, their command of their rich language, and most importantly their very accurate mathematics and astronomy that was calculated till very recent times. Whereas, the Incas flourished in areas such as irrigated farms, enduring stone buildings, and stone roads
The Aztec’s and the Inca’s have many similarities such as religious beliefs, and views about gods. Inca’s views about training for war are different, and the Aztec’s artifacts are somewhat different to. The farm land compared to the Inca’s is differs also, because where the Aztec’s lived the land was elevated about ten thousand feet.
The Aztecs and Incas served an important role in the primal Native American civilizations. They were similar and different with the treatment of women, the economy, and intellectual achievements. Economically, both civilizations used trade, tribute, and agriculture to build their economy. However, the Aztecs had a more mixed economy, used trade more frequently than the Incas, and had a merchant class whereas the Incan civilization had more governmental control. Intellectually, both civilizations achieved in fields such as architecture, and art; however, the Incan empire had a wider range of achievements, disregarding their lack of writing. Throughout both civilizations, women had a tough life and were underappreciated but comparing the two, Incan women had it better off due to parallel descent.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This quote from Arthur C. Clarke nicely represents the admiration that studying the Mayan, Aztec and Incan civilizations can inspire. In the current age of technology it is very hard to imagine these ancient civilizations accomplishing their many deeds without any modern tools or computers. The Mayan, Aztec and Incan civilizations of Central and South America made major advancements in engineering, math, astronomy, writing agriculture, and trading.
The Spanish and Aztecs were both, very powerful and rich empires. They both were immensely successful. The Aztecs, originally known as the Mexica, was a group of people who lived in Tenochtitlan, now know as Mexico City. They believed that the gods controlled the world, and that they worshipped them by sacrificing. If the gods were not fed blood, the believed that the world would end. The Aztecs became one of the greatest cities in the world. On the other hand, the Spanish lived in the west of Europe, converting people to Catholicism. The Spanish wanted to explore, to conquer and by doing that, they could get rich. They were both powerful in their own areas. The Spanish soon were exploring and came across the Aztecs. The Spanish were seeking
The way of behaving or thinking, beliefs, custom, or arts in a particular society is known as culture. There are many different cultures in todays society, however some parts are alike while other parts are more diverse. American culture versus Hispanic culture has some similarities and differences. Whether its food, religion, language, politics, marriages, sports, family, hobbies, or technology; Americans share some of the same things as Hispanics.
The Maya and Aztec civilizations were both indigenous people that flourished in Mesoamerica during different periods of time. Maya 's classic period is dated from 250 to 900 AD, which was considered to be the peak of their civilization. They covered much of the Yucatan Peninsula and were centered in what is now known as Guatemala. The Aztecs dominated from 1325 AD to 1521 AD, in what is now modern day Mexico. Although they shared cultural similarities such as their social structure, they also had their differences in military and religious rituals.
Like the Athenians and Spartans of ancient Greece, the Inca and the Aztec bear resemblance to the two other ancient cultures. The Athenians and Incas were both more interested in developing their Arts as well as their military, but both the Spartans and the Aztecs were highly interested more so in warfare than religion. Although the Aztec and Inca never had to face each other, it is interesting to compare them because of their dominant positions of extremely large and powerful tribes. I am going to compare and contrast religion and the social system along with their system of government, which can be put together.
As both the Roman Empire and the Inca Empire thrived during their different eras of time, they shared both similarities and differences in their forms of trade and technology. Both empires had a large network of roads, the difference between them was who was allowed to use them. In Rome anyone from nobles and famers could use them. But in the Inca Empire, only conquered people were given right to specific areas and barred from the network of roads. Rome hardly had any inventions theirs were mostly based on Greek inventions, while the Inca invented the Quipu to keep track of taxes and population. All in all they are very much different than alike. both Romans and Incas had roads to travel to far parts of their empires. Rome used the roads to
The United States of America and Mexico are countries that are so close to each other, yet so different. From my experience, living in each of these countries for a long time, feels like living in a whole different world. Each country offers different things to the people. The United States of America is a better place to live than Mexico because of their climate, their culture and their higher quality of education.
Culture can be found in every aspect of life, even if it is not easily identified. Culture can range from the way someone holds his or her head, to his or her taste in music, to the way he or she speaks. It is truly everywhere. American and Hispanic cultures have a multitude of similarities and differences. These similarities and differences set the two cultures apart. However, their similarities bridge the gap between Hispanic and American cultures. Thomas Wolf once said, “culture is arts elevated to a set of beliefs.” This is true in many cultures, including Hispanic and American cultures. All aspects of culture are either verbal or nonverbal communication, which are both forms of art. Speaking is often seemed as a form of art; however, words
Pre-Columbian civilizations, the aboriginal American Indian cultures that slowly evolved in Meso-America and the Andean region prior to Spanish exploration and conquest in the 16th century. The pre-Columbian civilizations were extraordinary developments in human society, agriculture and culture, ranking with the early civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China. Those in the New World were characterized by kingdoms and empires, great monuments and cities, and refinements in the arts, metallurgy, and writing; the ancient civilizations of the Americas also display in their histories similar cyclical patterns of growth and decline, unity and disunity.
Pre-Columbian has the existence of two civilizations, Aztec and Mayan. They succeeded in the art of architecture. One of the achievements that most people admire is the Pyramid. They carved stone to build the corbel arch. Also, in the arts, they also own skull masks. Similar to the South African culture that I have learned, Aztec and Mayan created Pyramid, skull masks to be a way to contact with the spiritual world. Besides the admirable art relates to the spiritual world, civilization Aztec also creates Aztec Calendar
When it comes down to comparing and contrasting Native American and Spanish civilization, there is actually a variety of things that make each one stand out from one another. When looking into both the Natives and the Spanish there was more to be found different then there was to be similar in any way. Both societies struggled, but one did have more of an advantage which is why there was such conflict between the two.
Compare and Contrast Between Hispanic Culture and American Culture I. Introduction The Hispanic population has experienced incredible growth in the past decade in the United States of America. In 2006 it was estimated that the Hispanics cover 11% of the population in North America. Their origin is in Mexico and the few Spanish speaking countries in the Caribbean. American culture is derived from people who originated from the European nations like Italy and the Great Britain.