Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 17

These artificial islands, called chinampa, were part of the agricultural methods of the predecessors of the Aztecs. Known as the Nahua, these early farmers used various methods to control and distribute water flow and grow maize, beans, peppers, tomatoes, etc. For more information, see articles on "Maize" and "Nahua Rulers, Pre-Hispanic" in Encyclopedia of Mexico, Society, & Culture, in our Credo Reference database.

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