Were Incan Farmers the Best?

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by James Blake Wiener
published on 14 March 2012
Last Fall, Smithsonian Magazine featured this article on the Incan civilization of Pre-Columbian South America. Although the Incas inhabited one of the harshest and most unpredictable climes in the world, they proved to be not only masterful architects--their roads and cities still exist--but exceptionally adroit in matters pertaining to agriculture: complicated canal systems; terraced farming; and advanced forms of land reclamation characterized Incan agriculture. Archaeologists and scientists are now drawing from Incan expertise to combat a variety of global climate problems. Please click here to this thought-provoking article.
Posted by James Blake Wiener on March 14, 2012, 16:43.


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