Early Classic Maya
 

Pyramid of the Niches, El Tajín, Late Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayan Civilization
     

Earliest Mayan centers

350 - 300 BCE
 
Classic Maya Period
250 – 900 AD
 
Early Classic
250 – 600 AD
Uaxactun
Florescence
600 – 800 AD
Tikal
Collapse
800 - 900 AD
Puuc cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2500 BC
2000 BC
1500 BC
1000 BC
500 BC
BC
AD
500
1000
1550
Early
E1500 BC - 900 BCE
Middle
900 BCE - 250 BCE
Late
250 BCE -
AD 250
Early
250 - 600
Late
600 - 900
Early
900 - 1200
Late
1200 - 1521
West Mexican Cultures 1500 BC - AD 1530
Olmec 1200 BCE - 600 BCE
Tres Zapotes 900 BCE - 600 BCE
 
San Lorenzo 900 BCE - 600 BCE
 
La Venta 900 BCE - 600 BCE
 
Teotihuacan 150 BCE - AD 750
 
Zapotec 400 - 800
Monte Alban 400 - 800
Totonac 500 - 1521
   
Toltec 900 - 1200
   
Mixtec 1200 - 1525
   
Aztec 1350 - 1521
Tenochtitlan 1350 - 1521
 
Texcoco 1350 - 1521
 
Maya 250 BC - AD 1000
   
Cerros 250 BC - AD 200
   
Tikal 200 BC - AD 800
   
Piedras Negras 300 - 800
   
Uxmal 700 - 1000
 
Copan 600 - 800
   
Toltec - Maya 1000 - 1200
   
Chichen Itza 1000 - 1200
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

Uaxactun
(Waa-shok-TUNE)

 

North facade of Building E-VII-Sub, Uaxactun, Preclassic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North facade of Building E-VII-Sub, Uaxactun, Preclassic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chronographic Markers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tikal

 

Maya, Tikal, Early Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elements of Maya City Planning:
  • sacbes
  • towering structures combined with open spaces
  • north-south avenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tikal's sacbes