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Prehispanic cultures

MAYAS

One of the most important cultures that developed in the south of Mexico, known as the Yucatan territory now comprised of five southeastern states of Mexico that are, Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Yucatan were the Mayans, who also settled in Central America, in the current territories of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

TOTONACA

Totonac culture flourished mainly in the areas of Hidalgo, Puebla and Veracruz, the latter being the place gives largest settlement, where they had as its main hub, the city of El Tajin. Taking other heads as Papantla and Cempoala, where they built ceremonial centers as Yohualichan, Nopiloa, Nepatecuhtlán the Zapotal, and Higuerillas. ...

 

MIXTEC/ ZAPOTEC

This culture flourishes in the This Valley of Oaxaca and South the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Building one of the major cities of Mesoamerica: Monte Alban. Composed of large buildings, golf ball game, Where Were magnificent tombs found unique items made ​​of gold. The city of Monte Alban was one of the first major ...

TEOTIHUACAN

Teotihuacan culture was centered north of what is now Mexico City, where they established the city of Teotihuacan.

The city of Teotihuacan was at its time one of the most important in America because of its large population and size, even civilizations that developed subsequently complied with its importance.

 

THE OLMECS

Olmec culture known as Mother, was developed primarily in the Mexican state of Veracruz and Tabasco on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, between 1200 BC to 400 a. C. so. Temples built complex as San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, La Venta and Tres Zapotes. In Nahuatl, "Olmec" means "rubber people of the country." These areas were extracted latex from the trees to the development of the ball, ...

LOS AZTECAS

After a pilgrimage in which the god Huitzilopochtli guided them to where they had found the city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, the Aztecs, who then adopt the name of Mexico, created one of the most important capital cities of ancient Mexico. As a great empire, extended his power in much of Mesoamerica, with trade routes to distant lands. ...

 

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