USA HISTORY

FIRST CONTACTS 28000 BCE 1821 CE

THE INCA CIVILIZATION

Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Inca were expert builders who
A
cut stone by hand and built things without using mortar (glue) to hold things together
B
used wagons to move the needed material
C
used horses to help with labor
D
None of the above
Explanation: 

Detailed explanation-1: -They were known for their stonemasonry which did not use mortar. Most buildings the Inca constructed were rectangular structures. These structures were made from stone but had thatch roofs.

Detailed explanation-2: -In a relatively short time span, perhaps 150 years, the Incas were able to develop complex architectural knowledge and skills that allowed them to construct perfect, enduring, magnificent buildings, temples, waterworks, and even entire cities and their enormous network of roads of thousands of miles, the Qapac √Ďan.

Detailed explanation-3: -To cut and dress stones, the Incas used simple river cobbles of various sizes as hammers. These tools and their fragments are found in abundance in the ancient quarries scattered among roughed out building blocks and in the quarrying waste.

Detailed explanation-4: -Inca buildings were made out of fieldstones or semi-worked stone blocks and dirt set in mortar; adobe walls were also quite common, usually laid over stone foundations.

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