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Late Peten Style
600 - 900 AD or the Late Classic period
A derivative style from early Peten, constructions tend to be larger and grouped in enormous masses called an acropolis. Builder raised the vertical height of their buildings with high roof combs and ornamental walls added to these roof combs. Stucco figures tend to represent human figures, plants mixed in with hieroglyphic designs. Profusely carved stelae and alters were common and were generally placed at the foot of key buildings. Examples of this period of construction can be found in Tikal, Calakmul, Edzna, Dzibanche, and Coba to name a few. What is most evident are compact mounds made of roughly cut blocks. Sacabe (White limestone walkways) were also used in this style.