ANTH240-Dec6

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ANTH240-Dec6 Calakmol, Mayan City Collapse of Mayan civilization -More prolonged, cities decline during 8 th and 9 th centuries -cities in the south, such as Chichen Itza become more prominent in 900-800AD -coastal and gulf cities become more prominent by 900 AD -more of a rearrangement of important areas where power lies Around 1200 AD Yucatan peninsula absorbed by other cultures -Aztecs -center on more mercantile activities -less labor intensive projects taking place -glorification of rulers -Mayapan becomes largest city with 12k people -cities reduced in size b/w 1517 and 1519 -arrival of Spanish -by 1540, control given up to Spanish completely -Spanish destroyed rest of Mayan/Aztec civilization -many cultural practices destroyed in conquest -abrupt end of Mayan civilization around 1540 Complex Society—North America Environment -East -Adena-Hopewell Culture -Southwest -Hohokam Culture Historical Reminder -waves of immigration to the New World -Moundbuilders Myth
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-Thomas Jefferson -Prehistory/Prehistoric Archaeology
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ANTH 240 taught by Professor Chisholm during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.

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