The ancient muchus and the famous inca road system, homework help

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The early civilization of the Incas is attributed to the ancient engineering of structures and especially the famous Inca road system. What can modern day engineering project learn from the inca roads system?

Jan 12th, 2016

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The Inca Road runs from Quito, Ecuador, to Santiago, Chile, traversing rainforests, deserts, and mountains as it climbs from sea level to an altitude of 14,000 feet. Simple in appearance, the road was engineered to stand the test of time. It still serves as a critical connection for small villages throughout the region.

Modern road construction often relies on modifying the landscape by blasting through rock, which can result in landslides.Because the Inca relied on working within their environment, following the contours of the land and controlling the water flow around it, their road still stands today. The research has important implications for understanding the construction methods employed by the Inca. 


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