Colonial Period

The Colonial period should be considered as part of this sequence, since although the conquest meant a drastic change in the lifestyle of the Mayan groups, nor was it an end. Apart from the purely military purposes, the ...

Post Classic period

The Early Postclassic period defined between 900 A.D. and 1,200 A.D., is of supreme importance, since it symbolizes the continuity of the Mayan Civilization after the Classic collapse. Apart from the Northern Lowlands no ...

Preclassic period

The Early Preclassic period indicates the moment in which the Mayan societies were provided with proper cultural features that distinguish them from other Middle American groups. The societies are already sedentary agric ...

Preclassic period

The Early Preclassic period indicates the moment in which the Mayan societies were provided with proper cultural features that distinguish them from other Middle American groups. The societies are already sedentary agric ...

Archaic Period or Pre-ceramic

The development of the Maya culture began about 5,000 years ago, when is calculated that the first language, known as Proto-Mayan was conformed. From that time a timeline was established that allows locating archaeologic ...