Ancient Mesoamerica Summary

  • Last updated on November 11, 2022

A map showing the major cultures of ancient Mesoamerica, including the Mayan, Zapotec, and Olmec areas.

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Early Villages Form in Oaxaca

Mixtec Civilization Develops in Western Oaxaca

Olmec Civilization Rises in Southern Mexico

Izapan Civilization Dominates Mesoamerica

Zapotec State Dominates Oaxaca

Development Begins at Teotihuacán

Founding of the Classic Period Maya Royal Dynasty at Tikal

Construction of the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon at Teotihuacán

Maya Civilization Flourishes

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