Meso Sites

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  1. TEOTIHUACAN
    • Dates: 200 BCE to 7th Century
    • Period: Classic
    • Culture: Unknown/Totonac?
    • Geographic area: Mexico
    • Population: 125,000
    • Construction type: Talud-tablero
    • Main monuments:
    • - Temple of the Sun
    • - Temple of the Moon
    • - Citadel
    • - Temple of the Feathered Serpent
    • Decorative Elements Found:
    • - Murals
    • - Skull/jaw adornments
    • - Sculpture
    • Layout: grid, 15.5 degrees east
    • Important myth: Cave underneath
    • * falls because they ran out of resources, they were burned making sure no one else would live there again
  2. LA VENTA
    • Dates: 1200 BC until 4th Century
    • Period: Middle Formative
    • Culture: Olmec
    • Geographic area: Tabasco, Mexico
    • Population: 18,000
    • Construction type: ceremonial center
    • Main monuments:
    • - Complex A + B
    • - The Great Pyramid
    • - Colossal heads
    • Decorative elements found:
    • - Mosaic pavements
    • - Monument 19
    • - Offering 4
    • Layout: 8 degrees west
  3. MONTE ALBAN
    • Dates: 500 BC - 750 AD
    • Period: Middle Formative - Late Classic
    • Culture: Zapotec
    • Geographic area: Oaxaca, Mexico
    • Population: 5200 (phase 1A), 17200 (phase 2)
    • Construction type: Grid/axis, wall enclosures
    • Main monuments:
    • - North platform
    • - South platform
    • - Building J
    • - Danzantes
    • Decorative elements found:
    • - Tomb 104 + 105
    • Layout: 17 degrees north, Not very open, hard to navigate
    • * More organic than Teotihuacan
    • * Whole thing fits underneath Pyramid of the Sun
  4. TIKAL
    • Dates: 4th century BC - 10th century AD
    • Period: Classic
    • Culture: Maya
    • Geographic area: Northern Guatemala
    • Population: 90,000 to 100,000 population
    • Construction type:
    • Main monuments:
    • - Temple 1
    • - Temple 2
    • Decorative elements found:
    • - Stela
    • - Celts
    • Layout: 8 degrees west of north, Alignment w temple 1 & 2
  5. TIKAL
  6. TEOTIHUACAN
  7. MONTE ALBAN
  8. LA VENTA

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