The Americas Civilizations

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The Americas Civilizations


·Location: Valley of Mexico ·Religion: Politeistic ·Architecture: build the it cities constructed temples, houses ·Important Cities: Teotihuacan ·Year/Reason Declined: When the spanish arrived


900AD·Location: Tula, present day, mexico city·Religion: Politeistic·Architecture: The maximum artistic development of the Toltecs is in the stone work , with sculptures that show military and human sacrifice scenes.·Important Cities: Yucatan, Peninsula and Chichen-Itza·Declined: in abour 1200 to declined


790AD·Location: State of Chiapas Tabasco and Yucatan peninsula·Religion: Politeistic ·Arquitecture: They built splendid temples and pyramids ·Important Cities: Caracol, Tikal, Palenque, Chichen-Itza, Copan, Calakmul. ·Year/Reason Declined: took his troops into batle to gain prisioners for a celebration honoring his son.

Place of Gods- 250 BC to 800 AD ·Located in the valley of Mexico ·With a population estimated at 125,000 or more, making it the sixth largest aty in the world during its epoch ·Teotihuacanos practiced human and animal sacrifices ·The victims were probably enemy warriors captured in battle and brought to the city for ritual sacrifice to ensure the city could prospere.




Cultures of Mexico flourished nearly 4,000 years before the first contact with Europeans was given. These Mexican prehispanic cultures achieved substantial progress in mathematics, architecture, astronomy, agronomy, medicine, etc.First settlers in MexicoThe human presence in the Mexican region was thought that dated back to 40,000 years based on what were believed to be oldest human footprints discovered in the Valley of Mexico, but after further research using radioactive dating was discovered to be false. It is currently unclear whether the remains of a bonfire of 21,000 years found in the Valley of Mexico does are the first human remains in Mexico.

Andrea Castellanos Borondon #7 2ºD


1200 BC To around 400 BC ·The olmec were the first major civilization in mexico ·They lived in the tropical lowland, now the states of: Veracruz and Tabasco.·Olmec appeared to practice ritual blodleling and played the mesoamerican ballgame.·Artwork: "colossal heads" ·The olmec constructed permanent city-temple complexes: San lorenzo tenochtitlan, la venta, tres zapotes and laguna de los cerros.


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