Arch ch 9 (final)

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Arch ch 9 (final)
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  1. the inca word for an elaborate knotted string device used by the inca for record keeping
    quipu
  2. a system of info storage or processing in two states
    binary-coded
  3. vegetation that is supported by fog in otherwise arid environments
    lomas
  4. meshed bags
  5. meshed bags containing rocks, used as fill in the construction of ancient Andean structures
    shicra
  6. bird excrement
    guano
  7. a warm water countercurrent that periodically appears off the peruvian coast, usually soon after christmas, and alters the normal patterns of water temp., flow, and salinity
    el nino
  8. a south american wood sorrel that is cultivated for its edible tuber
    oca
  9. a pigweed of the high andes. seeds of the plant were ground and used as food in the past and still are today
    quinoa
  10. a tropical south american alligator
    cayman
  11. an anthropological term for a spiritualist, curer, or seer
    shaman
  12. the process of forming a raised design on a thin sheet of metal by placing it over a mold and hammering it in place
    repousse
  13. an andean word for pyramid
    huaca
  14. a means of tribute in prehispanic andean south america that involved the use of conscripted laborers to complete discrete organizational tasks
    mit'a system
  15. a distinctive curving spout on pottery vessels that is shaped like the stirrup of a saddle, characteristic of moche pottery
    stirrup spout
  16. a technique for casting metal in which a sand or clay casing is formed around a wax sculpture; molten metal is poured into casing, melting the wax. the cooling metal takes on the shape of the "lost" was sculpture preserved on the casing
    lost wax casing
  17. multicolored, describing pottery that has been decorated with three or more colors
    polychrome
  18. ground markings, such as the lines and life form rep.s found in the nazca desert
    geoglyph
  19. a staff or baton borne by a ruler as an emblem of his/her position and authority
    sceptor

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