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  1. Inca

  2. Location Lived in Andes Mountains Natural barriers were deserts and rain forest

  3. Government Absolute monarchy Sapa Inca ruled everything – believed to be a descendent of the sun god

  4. Religion Polytheists – worshipped more than one god

  5. Agriculture (farming) Terrace farming – cut land from the sides of mountains leveled the top, then built stone walls to support the land. Looked like very large wide steps.

  6. Cultural and Scientific Contributions Freeze-dried food – left in cold to freeze then stamped on to remove water and left in sun to dry. Great invention because made food edible for a long period of time. Rope Bridge – Used to get from one side of the mountains to the other without having to travel down and up the mountains.