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Transcript of Copy of MESOAMERICA

Foundation characteristics inferior Preclassic Preclassic superior and Late Mesoamerican cultural horizons Mesoamerica is called the cultural and geographic area that was the center and southeast of the Mexican Republic and the north of centroamerica construction of villages and first urban centers Mesoamerica Middle Preclassic Downfall of civilization Olmec the Golf of Mexico Olmec Culture Tamaulipas
Rio Panuco Rio Sinaloa Rio Motagua
in Honduras Monte Alban Teotihuacan Copan Tikal Palenque Tenochtitlan development from the year 2500 aC. until the arrival of the Spanish people Preclassic
Postclassic 2500 - 1200 B.C. Establishment of sedentary people in villages Ceramic Similar buildings Dead were buried under the floors of houses Beginning of social differences classes exchange of goods Capacity building and pyramidal bases controlled water management and increases commerce Appear the first cities:
Monte Alban
Teotihuacan the most important cities conflicted to be conquered Olmec Culture Location: Appears in the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Guerrero Morelos, Michoacan and Guanajuato In Preclassic Mesoamerican cultures Area influenced the culture of Oaxaca and Guerrero 1200 - 600 b.C. Mayas They built the first Olmec ceremonial centers,
created the ball game
excelled in monumental works as well in carved pieces of stone Olmecs dominated disciplines such as astronomy and mathematics They invented the calendar, vigesimal numbering system and the principles of writing Olmec calendar Olmec Writing It is considered the mother culture It 1200-600 B.C
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