8-23-25 - PreAztecMexico 11:50:00 1stMexicans (2000BC...

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Pre Aztec Mexico 25/08/2010 11:50:00 1 st  Mexicans Nomadic to settled life (2000 BC) Trade and Social structures Growth of population Religion based on nature Olmecs (1000 BC- 400 BCE) Classic Period (1 CE – 1000 CE) Golden Age (300-800 CE) Teotihuacan (post 200 BCE – 600 CE) • This is a major urban center—this is the first true urban complex • more than 12 square miles with the inner 2 square miles being devoted to  the central area Monte Alban- Oaxaca- Zapotecs (rose 500-100 BCE/ declined 400-700 BCE Maya high civilization (250-800 CE) • First to use 0 as a common place marker\ • They had city-states (city governments)—a capital city with center towns  around it• Kings were hereditary • Tikal was established just before 300 CE—there are 6 pyramids, palaces,  ball courts, etc. and several man-made lakes
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