Ch. 1.1 Guided NotesColonizing America: Prehistory to 1754North America Before ColumbusMesoamerican CulturesIt is estimated that the first humans arrived to the Americas between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago .An will emerge in Mesoamerica around 9,000 to 10,000 years ago.This will help the Olmec to emerge. They were the first to develop in the Americas. The OlmecStarted around 1500 and 1200 B.C. near present-day , Mexico.They had a developed society with , temple complexes and pyramids.This group lasted until . TeotihuacanIdeas from the Olmec spread throughout the Americas and influenced other peoples. The city of was founded by one such group.This city and built up a trade network on this commodity. The MayaThe Maya civilization emerged in Mexico around 200 A.D.More famously known for their calendar, but were great with and engineering as well.The civilization consisted that were constantly at war with each other.
The Maya thrived until the 900s A.D. where they abandoned their cities for unknown