>>23701 >road system to well made with a outpost network so well coordinated that the king in cuzco (on top of the Andes mountains) could get fresh fish from the sea >you could send packages and information from one end of the empire to the other in a days time
They didn't use wheels because the terrain was too uneven, so the roads were flattened river stones and they moved shit around with pack lamas and incans with amazing caves who would sprint.
>>23805 Picture an incan with amazing muscle density from running all day and living in the mountains who also has a jacked as fuck lama with packages tied to its back running and hoping on mountain roads
To be honest the incans are the one native group I get really sad that got fucked over by colonialism, because they were like a little mini roman empire that had giant domesticated hamsters
I don't really care so much about the destruction of the aztec since their whole civilization was incredibly barbaric, or the destruction of the Mayans since a lot of their language and culture managed to survive to this day, but the destruction of the incan civilization really gets to me. These guys had some really cool technology that was just completely torn asunder.
i've traveled to bolivia and hike on one of the inca roads, it's really amazing. They're paved the whole way with the huge stones, often in the middle of these giant arid plains with no source for the stones anywhere nearby. they roads go for hundreds of kilometers, and they're still mostly intact today. they're also surprisingly level and easy to walk on, so i imagine they were hewn and worked as they were laid down. this was seriously an huge endeavor.
>>23793 I honestly call BS on the claim about the fish unless you have a liberal interpretation of the word "fresh". I've been to Peru, they can't accomplish that task today, they wouldn't be able to do it with llamas and fags on feet.
>>24550 it's actually hard to get a lama to carry alot since what makes them useful as mountain pack animals is how nimble they are
so what would end up happening is they'd make convoys were you had maybe two guys herding lamas carrying goods with maybe two dozen of the fuckers following the shepards hoping from rock to rock in something so cartoony looking it would probably look like something from a cartoon if you saw it irl
>>24343 This got me thinking. If you have relay stations with well-rested runners ready to pick up the delivery and dash towards the next station, what's the practical upper limit for speeds attainable? Naturally you can't have them every hundred meters but you do need to space them pretty close to each other if you want to keep up high speeds.
>>24808 In case of the Inca, the fastest mail would probably have abandoned the concept of roads and instead have gone with a ropeway. No need to transport the carrier of the letter. Just put the letter into a little basket and heave that shit up the mountain.
>>24568 These 168 spaniards had little influence on the inca state, after killing atahualpa, they switched to the side of huascar and pretty much were some short of advisers. It was not until reinforcements arrived from Panama in 1536 and 1540, that they began to have a major role and finally conquer the Inca state completely forty years later.
>>25254 >>25391 >>25254 The code Blas valera calls into question the use of the quipu as mere tools and accounting record. Blas Valera was a Jesuit, son of a conquistador and a altomisayoc grandson, born in Chachapoyas a place known for many funeral Quipus discovered there. And he witnesses in his Chronicle the heavy censorship imposed by the Inquisition at the time, he talks about the Capac Quipus and the lack of knowledge of these in other chronics at the time. He says his grandfather taught him about these literary Quipus and that were used as a writing system. He also talks about other things like that Fransico Pizarro use poisoned wine in the capture of Atahualpa and that the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega based his work on the testimonies and documents submitted by him.
http://pendientedemigracion.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero25/tahuan.html >The quipu Capac or regal quipu, Valera explains, is a kind of quipu used by the Inca and amautas to communicate with the gods and keep the secrets of its people: its characteristic is that each slope leads inserted a textile ideogram said keyword or ticcisimi. In this type of phonics quipu ideogram dominates the conceptual reading of it: eg. the Pachacamac ticcisimi not indicate only the coastal god but rather the phonetic and syllabic reading of it sounds ticcisimi: PA-CHA-CA-MAC while the knots tied below each keyword are indicators syllable (eg. three knots below indicate that there Pachacamac ticcisimi only read the third syllable, CA).
Pic related says: Beautiful Princess your brother now break your jug, your lymph god Pachacamac, the god Viracocha transformed into rain.
>>23998 >>24086 >there won't ever be ancient mountain nation going through industrialism phase where people travel with lamas and keep capybaras for pets My vivid imagination is getting an orgasm, my rational mind is committing seppuku
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