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This timeline is based loosely around a few timelines found on the internet, namely: http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/jaguar/mayan_timeline.htmlhttp://www.mayan-traveler.com/timeline.htm
Created by bj
on Aug 13, 2007
Last updated: 03/11/10 at 11:18 PM
An unknown event destroys the civilization at Teotihuacan, along with the empire it supported. Tikal becomes the largest city-state in Mesoamerica, with as many as 500,000 inhabitants within the city and its hinterland.
The Maya highlands fall under the domination of Teotihuacan, and the disintegration of Maya culture and language begins in some parts of the highlands.
The city of Teotihuacan is founded and for centuries is the cultural, religious and trading center of Mesoamerica.
Earliest traces of settlement at Copan in Honduras. Copan was an important Maya city that reached it's Zenith later in the later Classic Period
The creation of the world takes place, according to the Maya Long Count calendar.
The first hunter-gatherers settle in the Maya highlands and lowlands.