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Name Time Main Features Important Cities Architecture

Olmec 1st Civilization La Venta Of earth

largest city in the


Teotihuacan's pre-Columbian Teotihuacan Pyramid of sun
Americas
Cuicuilco Pyramid of moon

The use of hills to


place their
Megalithic Petén
Precalisc 500 BC El Mirador Izamal
pyramids to make
them bigger

They covered their


pyramids to make Calakmul El jaguar temple
the bigger

Izamal La Danta
Acanceh Mascaron temple

Temple de las
Classic Petén 550 BC-800 AD they had the most Bonampak
inscriptions
complex trading
Palenque Temple de la Cruz
business networks
Tikal Temple del sol
Copan Temple of mask
they used river Coloa Yaxha temple
systems had used
as commercial 7 dolls Temple
networks hieroglyphic
stairway
Rio Bec Late classic They don't gave Becan Place of santa roja
the resources to do Bekan Main temple of
tall temples, so chicanna
Chicanna
their temple are
small, but simulate Rio Bec
big buildings Xpuhil
Geometric decoration Xlapk
They copy the
megalithic Petén Stair whit big inc
dimensions
They copy the
classic Petén
buildings forms
Chenes Late classic They improve the Hochob The five steps
temple-palace- Eszna building
pyramid Ek-Balam Ek-Balam observatory
Their buildings are
bigger than their
the rio Comalcalco Acropolis of Ek-Balam
They made
bec style
pyramids with Sorcerer Temple (Uxmal)
bricks and covered
with stucco
Puuc Style Industrial ornament Uxmal Labna Arc
decoration Kabah
They build facades Sayil
with squarish Labna
prefabric mosaics Chacmultun
Dynamic and
symmetric
buildings

Aztecs 1325-1521AD construian con pilotes


tenochtitlan templo mayor
cosechavan en chinanpas
teotihuacan templos gemelos
tenian sistemas de riego
tezcuzinco
de largo alcance
templo cueva
usaban cacao como monedas templo de tenayuca
su imprerio fue el mas grande y traian
cacaomonedas
productos de todas partes del im
eran un pueblo no autosuficiente palacio moctezuma 2
tenian un calpulli como un ayuntamiento moderno en cada seccion de c
techos planos
esquinas cuadradas
columnas
columnatas
doble escalinta
alfardas
Architecture elementsUrban trace Discoveries Building Materials
Living Space
Huimanguillo Rubber Earth
Veracruz Ball game Basalt
Math
Astronomy

Veracruz Urbanism Obsidian

México City planning


Puebla

Platforms Guatemala Stucco lime Big stones Mayan Hut

Stucco made with


Roof combs El Salvador Astronomy
heated stones

Great stupped
basement with inner Wood
corners Yucatán Calendar
Mascarons Chiapas Hieroglyphic writing Huano
Zero Kankab
Sahcab
False Arc Guatemala maritime trading Stucco
networks Precarious
Puuc Style Chiapas Lime stone
established houses with
Mayan Vault Campeche Stone
stone
Steele Quintana Roo drug Wood
foundations
Crests Honduras development
, mud walls
Yucatán and roofs of
Smaller scale and palm leaf
smaller stones

False temple Campeche They impress Lime stucco Mayan Hut


False Towers Quintana Rootheir enemies
Massive decoration whit their
Roof combs structures

labyrinthine structures

Stair whit big inclinations


Roof combs Tabasco Drainage to Bricks of mud
Round corners Comalcalco collect water
Longer Shapes Campeche
of Ek-Balam Yucatán
emple (Uxmal)

Stone Mosaics Yucatán Lime stone


Campeche Cement

wood pilotes as foundation


México city pasos elevados puentes
volcanic stone en casas flotantes sobre chin
piedra ligera para su estructura
pacifico-atlantico-hasta
peuntes levadizos
guatemala
mimbre casas d obra
acueduct tezontle vivienda comunitaria
tenayuca represas cal-yeso hacian planos de obra
represas con exclusas
obsidian
octezuma 2 chinancpas para cultivar
erno en cada seccion de chinanpas caminos como supercarreteras
servicio tipo fedex
uadradas

chacmool-vandeja para corazones


Urbanize

Use of natural
geography (hills,
mountains)

Orientation to
produce
astronomic
phenomenon

their structures
were covered
with murals and
stucco ornaments
generally
oriented
according to the
local in order to
produce
astronomic
phenomenon
They take
advantage of the
hills or
mountains, to
place their
buildings
They place their
buildings on
platforms to
make the more
impressive

calzada tlalpan
chinanpas dicididas por canales
ienda comunitaria
cian planos de obra