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Postclassic (1200 - 1525 AD)

By the time of the Spanish conquest the Maya civilization was in total decline. The Maya did resist subjugation longer than the Aztec of central Mexico and the Inca of Peru. Returning to Guatemala where they established the city of Tayasal as a refuge. The Lacandon Maya resisted from the jungles and mountains along the Usumacinta River. Disease and social disruption brought by the Spanish innodated the Maya and the population dwindled during the 16 th century.



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- The pre-Hispanic name of the place is not known; during the colonial time it was called San Felipe Calvario and in
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The city of Mayapan covers approximately 4 square kilometers and belongs to what is known as the Decadent Style. As
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Mixco Viejo is a Mayan site in the north east of the Chimaltenango department of Guatemala, some 50 km to the north of
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The Yautepec palace is the only Aztec royal palace to be extensively excavated by archaeologists. It is a large mound (nearly
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Topoxte It spanned two different time periods, the Pre-Classic until 900AD and the Post Classic(1350-1450)
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Guiengola is a Zapotec archeological site located 14 km north of Tehuantepec, and 243 km southeast of Oaxaca
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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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Iximché is located a mile away from Tecpán which is about 21 miles from Chimaltenango. Iximché was the capital of
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Tayasal is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site that dates to the Postclassic period. The site is located in the southern Maya
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In pre-Columbian times before the Conquerors' arrival, Zinacantán already had strong links with the Aztecs in the Central
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