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Late Classic (600 -900 AD)

The Maya developed the highest culture in pre-columbian America, which reached its peak in the late classic period. Maya priest made advancements in astronomy and mathematics comparable to advancements of ancient Egypt. The Maya had an advanced system of writing and hieroglyphs. Mayan artistic and scientific advancements in ceramics, sculpture, weaving and painting were in some aspects more advanced then their conterparts in Europe. Though they were lacking in machines and all labor was done by man, even the wheel was only used on childrens toys.




Edzna
- Means "House of the Grimace" in Mayan (also Etzná). The southernmost of the Puuc sites it can be
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Comalcalco, located in Tabasco, is the most westward city of the Maya area. It is differentiated from other Maya sites by its useMore

Dos Pilas - Means "Two Pools" in Spanish and was named after two springs near the ruins that look a bit like water tanks.
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Xunantunich means "Maiden of the Rock" in Mayan. It is located about 120 kilometers from Belize City near the Maya village of San Jose More

Karl Ruppert and John Dennison first reported Hormiguero during their second expedition to Campeche, they were sent by the
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Tula
The city rose to power after the collapse of Teotihuacan to take control of the basin of Mexico at approximately 968 AD.

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Dzibilnocac
means "Painted Vault or House" or "Great Painted Turtle" in Mayan. The ruins are located near the town of Iturbide
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El Tajin means "thunder"; it is not possible to be sure that this is its original name nor that the ancestors of those who live
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Labna, which means "Old or Abandoned House" was named by the Maya when Labna was already in ruins. This site has attracted worldwide attention for its
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Tabasqueno - Teobert Maler was the first Austrian to report the existence of this archaeological site in1895 during his expedition
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Kabah lies south of Uxmal, and connected to the larger city by a sacbe, or Mayan road. While almost certainly subordinate to its northern
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Tiho Before the Spaniards arrived, Merida had been the very large Mayan city known as Ichcansiho; also as T'Ho. Once
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Xlapak
(or Xlapac) is a small Mayan archaeolical site in the Yucatan of southeastern Mexico. It is located in the heart
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Río Bec
is located in what is now southern portion of Campeche. The name also refers to an architectural style (Río Bec Style)

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Uxmal means "thrice built" in Mayan. Uxmal, is set in the Puuc hills, which give their name to this architectural style. Uxmal like
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Lambityeco
is a Zapotec name that translates as "Still" and "Mound". "Lambi" is the Zapotec version of the word alambique
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Today, this site is not open to public. Its name Okolhuitz (okol-to-wits) means, "get in to the high bluff" in Mayan
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Nim Li Punit, meaning "big hat" in Mayan, was only discovered in 1976. This site has been classified as strictly a Late Classic period site.
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The site was reported by Teoberto Maler during the late nineteenth century, and he called it Xcalumkín because it was the
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