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Maya-Mexican (Also called Maya-Toltec) Style
900 - 1200 AD or the Early Post- Classic Period

As the name implies, this is a mixture of existing Maya styles influenced by styles coming in from the Gulf Coast and Central Mexico. The key example of this style is Chichén Itzá although other main examples are found at Uxmal, Kabah and Edzna. Stone blocks are well cut similar to the Puuc style and buildings display and included wall or slope on the lower part of the lower wall and on platforms. Stairways are flanked by pedestals with serpentine motifs. This style also makes use of the reclining god called a Chaac Mool as well as pumas and jaguars. Atlantean support figures are also common in this style.