Freedom8 Mesoamerica


Chalchuapa is the name of the present day city in which a Mayan civilization in El Salvador occupied from about 1200 BC to the Spanish conquest. Investigations at the site were conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, led by Robert J. Sharer. Tazumal, is located on the South end of Chalchuapa and was the main center of activity during the Classic Period. Thirteen stages of construction were detected, which began in year 200 AD. Another one of the structures that excel in the Tazumal site is structure 2, constructed in the period near the year 900 AD. Links to Copán appear to have occurred in the Late Classic period.