By John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Roger B. Beck, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Jerry Davila
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How are humans created? What does this process suggest about the relations between humans and the rest of creation? 2500 B . C . –1500 C . E . E. The animals represent blocks of time, while the dots and proﬁles of gods mark numbers. The monkey (right column, second from top) signals a day date. The day is deﬁned by the god’s head in its hand, which means six, and the skull beneath the hand, which means ten: sixteen days. (Otis Imboden/National Geographic Creative) ANALYZING THE IMAGE Calendars show not only dates but also the sense of time of the people who used them.
Then were conceived the animals of the mountains, the guardians of the forest, and all that populate the mountains — the deer and the birds, the puma and the jaguar, the serpent and the rattlesnake. . This, then, is the beginning of the conception of humanity, when that which would become the ﬂesh of mankind was sought. Then spoke they who are called She Who Has Borne Children and He Who Has Begotten Sons, the Framer and the Shaper [four other gods associated with creation], Sovereign and Quetzal Serpent: “The dawn approaches, and our work is not completed.
T The Incas Machu Picchu The Inca ruins of Machu Picchu rise spectacularly above the steep valley of the Urubamba River. The site was built around as a royal estate and abandoned after the Spanish conquest. ) direct allegiance of the nobility, bound as it was to the deceased ruler. The new emperor built his own power and wealth by conquering new lands. Inca Imperial Expansion The combination of ancestor worship and split inheritance provided the logic and impulse for expanding Inca power.
A History of World Societies Volume B: From 800 to 1815 by John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Roger B. Beck, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Jerry Davila