Inca vs. Maya vs. Aztec
As mentioned on the home page, before Europeans came to America there were three big civilizations. The Inca, the Maya and the Aztec. They were all very advanced civilizations but which one is the best??!! To find out I will grade them in three categories: Place, technology, and farming. First up, location. The Inca lived in the mountains, the Aztec lived in a swamp, and the Maya lived in a tropical rainforest. All three are hard areas to live in. Well mountains are steep,cold, and don't provide much shelter, whereas rainforest provide these things but half of the stuff could be poisonous or deadly plus you trip over vegetation every five seconds. As for swamps, well you would be walking around in the mud all day and like mountains, they don't provide much food or shelter. In this category I would say the Aztec had to deal with the most. One point Aztec. Second category is technology. well, the Maya and the Aztec both had amazing astrology and math. They both made excellent calenders. Also, the Maya discovered how to make plaster an essential building material. As for the Inca, they had amazing roads and invented the first freeze dried food system letting them store food for long amounts of time. The Maya win this category. Now for the last category; farming. The Maya used a technique called slash and burn. Essentially they cut down the trees then burned the area so the trees couldn't grow back. The Aztec however had floating farms called chinampas which, as they name implies, floated on the marsh. Finally there is the terraces which are the Incas way of farming. Hands down these are the best farms of any civilization ever. To see why go to my terrace page under features. Besides, you have to be an epic farmer if you have over 200 types of potato. So Inca win this category. Hey, there is a tie. In conclusion all three civilizations were amazing and I really can't decide which one is the best. All three were amazing.