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Maya Civilization- Tep
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SOCIAL STUDIES QUIZ
Farming villages begin to form across the Maya region.
The Olmec civilization develops, the Maya will take on much of their culture.
The Maya begin to form larger settlements at places like Copan and Chalchuapa.
Mayan writing first starts to develop.
Large buildings are built in the city of El Mirador.
The Maya begin to farm. This enables their society to support larger populations and the cities begin to grow in size.
The settlement at Tikal is formed. This will be one of the major cities in the Maya civilization. It will reach its peak in power during the Classic period.
The first Mayan calendars are carved into stone.
The Maya adopt the idea of a monarchy for their government. They are now ruled by kings.
The city-state of Teotihuacan is established in the Valley of Mexico. It influences the Maya culture for many years.
The first pyramids are built.
The city-state of Teotihuacan becomes the dominant city and rules over the Maya highlands.
The city-state of Tikal is defeated by an alliance of other city-states.
The powerful city-state of Teotihuacan declines and is no longer a cultural center.
The city-state of Caracol becomes a major force in the land.
he southern lowland cities collapse and Teotihuacan is abandoned. The reason for the collapse of the Maya Classic period is still a mystery to archeologists. This signals the end of the Classic period.
The city-state of Chichen Itza becomes the most powerful city-state in the region. It will rule for the next two hundred years.
After declining for years, Chichen Itza is abandoned.
The city-state of Mayapan becomes the capital city of the Maya civilization. The League of Mayapan is formed to rule the region.
The people rebel against the rule of Mayapan. The city is abandoned by the late 1400s.
The Post-classic period comes to an end with the arrival of the Spanish and conquistador Hernández de Córdoba.
Hernan Cortes arrives and explores the Yucatan Peninsula.
Many of the Maya city-states are conquered by the Spanish.
The Spanish found the city of Merida.
The ruins of Tikal are discovered by a Spanish priest who is lost in the jungle.
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