The kingdom of Chimar dominated the area for nearly four centuries until the Inca destroyed it and created a spectacular empire. In the late 1300s, the Inca were only a small community in the area of Cuzco.Inca means "ruler"extended the boundaries of the Inca Empire as far as, Ecuador, central Chile, and the edge of the Amazon basin. Inca society was highly regimented, so too were marriage and the live of women. The Inca were great builders, the best engineers amoung Native Amercian people. They built roadways over mountains and tunnels through them, as well as bridges and aqueducts.