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 Chronological Table

Year North America Meso-America Yucatan South America
2000 (today) Indian Reservations
Archeological Sites, Pueblos
Pyramids Maya temples Inca ruins
1500 Columbus arrived Aztec Empire Mayapan Inca Empire
1300 Anasazi Chichimec invasions Toltec-Maya    
1000 Pueblos in SW Toltecs, Mixtecs Maya collapse Chimnu empire
500   Classic civilizations Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, El Tajin Classic period
Chichen Itza, 
Uxmal
  
A.D. / B.C. Anasazi, first pottery Olmec civilization Maya Tiahuanaco
500 B.C.    La Venta 
San Lorenzo
Formative period Oldest metalworking in America
1000 B.C. Agriculture in SW Olmec, oldest Mexican pottery Maya, first pottery First ceremonial centers
2000 B.C. Pottery in SE Permanent villages
Ocos, Oaxaca
   Permanent villages on the coast
3000 B.C. Desert Culture Semi-nomadic hunters    Pottery
Columbia, Ecuador
5000 B.C.    First agriculture experiments Fluted point near
Guatemala City
First farming 
coast, highlands
10 000 B.C. Mammoth-kill sites       Hunting bands Patagonia, Andes
13 000 B.C. Wilson Butte Cave        Flea Cave
Ayacucho
25 000 B.C. Man in Alaska 
Old Crow
Hunting camps
Tlapacoya 
     

 

  
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