The Americas

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The Americas

1200 BC - 400 BCLocated in tropical lowlands of sout-central Mexico, were the first major civilization in MexicoThey constructed permanent cities complex, played the ballgame, and made the "colossal heads".There are 17 monumental human heads sculpted from largebasalt bouldersThe olmec collapse was probbly the result of very serious enviromental changes.

300 AD - 900 ADLocated in the Mexican states: Chiapas, Tabasco and Yucatan, and Central A mricas: Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.They built splendid temples and pyramids.Developed 2 compicated calendars: The Solar calendar (365 days) and The Sacred calendar (260 days).Their main cities were: Caracol, Tikal, Palenque, Chichen Itza, Copán, Calakmul...



"Place of gods"Located in the Valley of Mexico, was the sixth largest city during its epoch.In the avenue of dead were templess and places like the pyramid of the sun , the pyramid of the moon and the pyramid of the feathered serpent.Practiced human and animal sacrifices; their victims were probably enemys captured in battles.They had an incredible knowledge of the phenomena.


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Aztecs were located in the valley of Mexico.They built tones pyramids and temples.Their most important citie was tenochtitlan, modern days is Mexico City.They call themselves "Mexicas".The Republic of Mexico derive their names from the word "Mexica".They belived in onne god.The reason they declined was that they were coquerred by spain in 1500 AD.

The Americas

Toltecs were located in central Mexico, mainly, Tula. The name in Nauatl means "masters builders".Toltecs religion surrounded 2 gods: Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, but they were polytheistics.Was The most powerfull city in central Mexico.They build pyramids and palaces.the year they declined was 900 AD


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