What is the significance of this glyph (symbol)? The significance of this hieroglyphic symbol, of glyph, is part of the advanced writing system of the ancient Mayans. They used this writing system to record important historical events in stone.
Document 3: When he arrived in 1519, the Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés described the magnificent Aztec of Tenochtitlán with these words. Why was Cortés impressed when he arrived in Tenochtitlán in 1519? Tenochtitlan was a bustling city, a market center where foods and “all kinds of merchandise” were bought and sold. It impressed Cortes when he arrived in 1519. Document 4: This description of farming in the Incan empire in 1539 was provided by Garciasco de la Vega, a son of an Incan princess and a Spanish explorer.
Q: What engineering technique was described by this sixteenth-century author? The need to feed the people of the extensive Incan empire led engineers to develop an irrigation system so that corn and other crops can grow on land that otherwise might not have been productive.
Q: Why was this a significant achievement? They used it to the physical feature of geography taking advantage of the mountain hilltops and sides.
Document 5: Q: How did the Incan government unite its empire in the Andes Mountains?
Q: What is the significance of this accomplishment?