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Early Classic (
150 -600 AD)

An intricate maze of trade roots arose bringing goods from all over the mayan civilization. Pottery, jade, feathers, food and much more was moving through these roots, bringing a prosperity and diversity never before seen. Feeding the architectural growth of the large ceremonial cities. Setting the stage for the Classic period.

 


El Naranjos
-is an ancient city of the Maya civilization in the Petén Basin region of the central Maya lowlands. It is located in

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Rio Azul is a site of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization in what is now Guatemala. Sak Há Witznal (Clear Water
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Acancéh
is a small city located near Merida. Acancen means "Moaned of deer", it is made up of akam "moaned" and keh "deer".
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Xochipapa -The archaeological zone is in the semi-arid and mountainous region in the center of the state of Guerrero.
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Chichen Itza The last of the "Great" Mayan city states was Chichen Itza, which flourished from roughly 600 A.D to1200 A.D. Internal
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Xcaret was occupied by the pre-Columbian Maya and functioned as a port for navigation and an important Maya trading
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Pomoná is a site that dates from the Early Classic (500 - 800 A.D.), and it lies in the valley of the Usumacinta River as it jogs
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Jaina means "The place of the house on the water" (in Mayan language há-water, il-place, ná-house), name which refers
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Yaxchilan
- Means "green stones" in Mayan. The ruins lie on the left bank of the Usumacinta River just a little north and east of
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The corn fields and pasture lands of Chunchucmil are filled with rubble mounds - the remains of house platforms and temples of
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Chunhuhub in Mayan language means "Next to the Snail" (chun-next to, huhub-snail), although some investigators
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Dzibanché
is a recently restored, gigantic, and imposing ruin. Dzibanché, meaning "writing on wood" in Mayan.
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Kankí
is the Mayan name of a wild bush that has many tiny yellow flowers. Pollok who found it during his expeditions in the Puuc
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Aguateca is a Maya site located in northern Guatemala's Petexbatun Basin, in the department of Petén. The first settlements at
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The Marco Gonzalez site may be the largest ruin on Ambergris Caye. The site lies two miles south of the town of San Pedro
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Las Milpa was a major ceremonial center in northwestern Belize. The site is composed of 11 plazas and about 50 structures
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Aké
, a site located in northern Yucatan, has the distinction of an architecture based on blocks of stone.
Its age of splendor
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Calakmul
is located in the state of Campeche, Mexico just north of the Petén region, and is somewhat difficult to reach.

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Coba is located around two lagoons. A series of elevated stone and plaster roads radiate from the central site to various
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Caracol
, means "conch shell" or "snail" and comes from the long winding access road which twists and turns much like the
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Kohunlich
is a corruption of the name "Cohune Ridge". Cohune is a species of fruiting palm common to the area. Kohunlich is
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The site of Cerro Palenque covers 26 hectares in the hills on the west side of the
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The ruins of Copán are a four-hour drive from the city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras. You have to walk more than 200
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Pusilha is southwest of Blue Creek Village on the Moho River in the Toledo District, about one mile east of the Guatemalan border.
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Quiriguá is an ancient Maya site in the Izabal department of Guatemala, is a medium sized site along the lower Motagua
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Zaculeu
, traditional spelling or Saqulew, modern Maya spelling, is a Pre-Columbian archeological site in the highlands of
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Bonampak is reachable by vehicle from Palenque. The trip is about 100 kilometers of sometimes very slow and arduous driving.
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Sayil means "place of the leaf-cutter ants" in Mayan. The site if from the Classic period and at that time probably
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Nakum was first settled during the Late Preclassic. This period saw the construction of the first versions of several
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The ruins of Copán are a four-hour drive from the city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras. You have to walk more than 200
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Kinal
is located 9 km south west of Rio Azul in the Petén Basin region of Guatemala. The site of Kinal (“Place of the Sacred Fire”)
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Quelepa is a product of the cultural developments which happened in Mesoamérica and the Andean Area between
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