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Unformatted text preview: 6.22 Olmec culture, emerged by 150 BCE latest, credit for architecture, social & political institutions, succeeded by Maya Toltec - Teotihuacan - Maya Succeeds Olmec, period between 300-900 Classic Era, huge population, 12th century 12 powerful kingdoms, __ century a powerful kingdom 60 kingdoms, agriculture, characterized by a strong military, no strong metal technology use of wood & stone, no efficient transportation canoes, no pack animals, ruthless in power, a lot of bloodshed ritual world, imperialists, center cities monumental, temples similar in design to the ziggurats marked Mayan landscape restored yearly Tikal - Palenque - Copan a court for games, performance, an open space with seating Chichen I tza powerful city late in classical era, series of pyramids, palaces, administrative buildings, designed with east & west axis, based on sky sun rise & sun set, cities in constant competition king of the hill, rituals reaffirming kings identity, set sculptures to reaffirm their...
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- Spring '08