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The Late Pre-Classic (Late Formative) 400 BC-150 AD

The Late Pre-Classic Period gave rise to the state. The simple farmland or tribal mentality to an elite class of bureaucratic administration with public works projects, a standing army and of course a police department. This was the beginning of the great architural acheivements of the Maya. Large new cities arose characterized by great stone temples, pyramids and markets.



Ek Balam
means "Black Jaguar" in Mayan. The site is located just north of Valladolid through the town of Temozon about
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Izamal is a site which lies within the town of the same name. The town is considered special because the hills (cerros) have proved to be incredibly large ruins and for
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Gualjoquito
is on the Ulua River. It was occupied from 200 BC- 1500AD, though its major florescence dates to the Late Classic
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Xel Ha
-the archaeological site is located 113 kilometers to the south of the city of Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo.
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Hochob
is located in the Chenes Region in the central part of Campeche 3/4 of the way from the coast and 1/4 the way from
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Oxkintok
means " Three Cutting Suns " it is one of the oldest and longest lasting Maya city. According to investigations the city was inhabited from
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Muyil
is located near the east coast of Quintana Roo. It can be reached by car by driving south from Cancun and Tulum.

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Chicanna
-means " House of the snake's jaws" in Mayan. Chicanná is located near the site of Becán and is reachable by car.

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The archaeological zone was named after a close water deposit named Xpujilwhich in Maya it is related to an abundant herb
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Tamarindito
is located along an escarpment in what is now Guatemala. Tamarindito is thought to have been the capital
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Cerros
sprawls over 53 acres atop a hill overlooking Chetumal Bay in northern Belize. Across the bay lies the town of Corozal.

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El Mirador
is located just north of Tikal on the Mexico - Guatemala border. The name means "the lookout or observatory" in
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Altun Ha
takes its name from the ancient Maya reservoir that locals call "rock stone pond." But, its name actually means
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Piedras Negras
means "Black Rocks" in Spanish and takes its name from the color of the stones in the river. Piedras Negras
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Uaxactún
means "eight stones" in Mayan. The site gets its name from the fact that Sylvanus G. Morley discovered a stela with
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At its peak some 1,500 years ago, Tikal was home to an estimated 100,000 Maya and it was one of the more important urban
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Barton Ramie
was noted for its pottery making, predominantly “Mount Hope” and “Floral Park”. All indications are that the More

Chinkultic
is located about 100 kilometers from the town of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas near the border with
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In Maya language Xtampak means "Old or ancient walls". The evidence of the first human occupation of the site dates from the
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Izapa
is located on the Guatemala - Chiapas border just south of the Volcano Tacana near the city of Tapachula. Izapa is also
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Tak'alik A'baj'
formerly known as Abaj Takalik. is one of several Mesoamerican sites with both Olmec and Maya features. The
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El Baúl
is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in present-day Guatemala. El Baúl, along with the sites of Bilbao and El
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La Mojarre
-is an archaeological site in the Mexican state of Veracruz, situated next to the

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Palenque
-sits proudly in Palenque National Park in the state of Chiapas and is easiest reached from Villahermosa, Tabasco

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Tonia
-is a site constructed on a huge mountain that offers a great view of the four corners of the world. The ruins are located

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Komchen
-is pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site located in the northwestern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is approx

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Actuncan (300 BC) seems the likely local predecessor of the ridge-top center of Xunantunich(250 - 1000 AD).
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Nohmul means 'Great Mound' in Mayan. Nohmul is spread out among privately owned sugar cane fields 7 miles north of
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The people who lived in Cacaxtla during this time were a mixed people olmeca-xicalanca, also known as "late olmecas".
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The most important center of the Mexican highlands after the fall of Teotihuacan was Cholula, near the twin volcanic peaks
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