Agriculture & Irrigation

  1. Mesoamerica
    • Aztecs
    • Large population made possible b/c of sophisticated agricultural technology
    • Dams & canals
    • Walls on hillsides & flattened slopes for planting
    • Chinampas- fertilized fields that were one of the most productive farming techniques
  2. North America
    • Hohokam
    • Hunted animals, but depended on plants
    • Hardly any rain
    • Plant foods made possible by irrigation networks
    • Canals created numerous artificial water channels
  3. South America
    • Tiwanaku
    • Mounds of earth- irrigation facilities
    • Built in layers-> bottom layer allowed water to pass between mounds
    • Prevented brackish water from destroying plants
    • Most innovative: Well drained crops
    •                           Standing water between                               fields was later used as                               fertilizer
Author
lduran8
ID
313135
Card Set
Agriculture & Irrigation
Description
Outline for possible essay prompt
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