Mesoamerican Civilizations.

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Mesoamerican Civilizations.

Olmecs1200- 400 b.c

The name in Nahuatl means "master builders." The Toltec formed a warrior aristocracy that gained them ascendancy.Their capital was Tollan. In architecture and the arts they were masters; they were influenced by Teotihuacan and the Olmec culture.The Toltec civilization was materially far advanced. They melted metals, and their stonework was really developed. Their religion was polytheistic but in later days it seems to have centered about Quetzalcoatl. Their ceremonies included human sacrifice, sun worship, and a sacred ball game.

It was located in the state of mexico, it's population used to be around 125000 people or more. It wa the 6th lergest city on earth at that time.It's most important pyramids ae: Pyramid of the sun, Pyrmid of the moon and the pyramidof the fethered serpent. They practiced human and animal sacrifices, their victims where captured enemies brought to the city for ritual.

Teotihuacan250B.C- 800 A.D

Aztecs.1400- 1600 A.CThe Aztec where a group that was once nomadic, the Mexicas. The city of Tenochitlan was soon to become one of the largest cities in the world. They began to form alliances. Their military power grew and they began to conquer peoples in the surrounding areas.FUN FACT.It was against the law to be drunk in public in the Aztec empire, unless you were over 70 years old!

MayasThere's only 4 existing books. It was located in chiapas, Tabasco and peninula de Yucatán. They built amazing tmpels and pyramids and developed a complicted calendar (one solar and one sacred) That were bsed on a belief in cycles of creation and destruction.The sanish burned their writings, o mayan hieroglyphs remained a mistery for ages. Their main city-stes were:Caracol, Tikal, Palenque, Chichen Itza, Copán and Calakmul.

Aztec calendar

Pyramid of the sun


They where the first civilization in america, Tahts why it´s considered the mother nature. Other civilizaion passed on many things like the ball game, They alo built bigcoloal heads, which nowday there´s 17 of them still perserved. They believed in bloodleting fotthir gods. One of their important cities was La venta .

Mesoamerican Civilizations.

Toltec1000-1200 A.C

Daniela Mora O. 2°C #18


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