Tag Archives: Inca

Incan Fortress Highlights New World Warfare

Archaeologists working in Ecuador have recently presented their findings concerning Incan fortresses during the time of the Spanish invasion. The team identified more than 20 fortresses and 2 forts built in Ecuador during the height of the Incan Empire. These findings lend credence to the stories relayed by Conquistadors about the power and mobility of the Incan Armies.

The fortified structures displayed preparation for assault, long-term investment, and violent death. To learn more about these findings, read the article presented on FoxNews.

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Llama Poop – Instrumental to the Inca’s Survival

Yep, you read that correctly – Llama poop. New World peoples did not domesticate large beasts of burden with one exception – the Llama in South America. The Inca used Llamas as pack animals, as a source of hair for knitting & weaving, nutrients, companionship, and even their dung was instrumental. Like most civilizations, the dung of large animals was used for fertilization and burned as a fuel source.

Read more about the role of the Llama in Incan Civilization in this Discovery News Article.