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The Maya. Maya Classic Splendor: Early & Late Periods, Terminal Classic ( Coe- Chapters 4-6 ). The Maya: Classic Splendor. 250-900 AD Central Area Maya Span of lowland Maya Teotihuacan’s influence Tzak’ol culture. Tik’al. Classic name is Mutul Ahaw (king)

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The maya

The Maya

Maya Classic Splendor:

Early & Late Periods, Terminal Classic

(Coe- Chapters 4-6)


The maya classic splendor
The Maya: Classic Splendor

  • 250-900AD

  • Central Area Maya

  • Span of lowland Maya

  • Teotihuacan’s influence

  • Tzak’ol culture


Tik al
Tik’al

  • Classic name is Mutul

    • Ahaw (king)

  • Serious crisis by end of 6th century

  • 7th century- reconstruction- new rulers & new dynasty.

  • One of the largest Maya sites

    • Temple IV measured 229ft.

    • Population- 90,000 people


Copan
Copan

  • Western Honduras

    • 1839 Stephens bought it.

  • Early classic- founded around 5th century

  • 1st ruler was Yax K’uk’Mo- royal line until 820AD.

  • Most perfect ball court for classic period

  • Rulers destroyed former monuments


Classic splendor late classic period
Classic Splendor: Late Classic Period

Yaxchilan

Bonampak

Politically important during the early classic period

Discovered in 1946

Close to the Lacanha river

Murals- 800AD

Battle and its aftermath

Lord Cahn Muwan & wife (Yaxchilan native)

Decline & abandoned prior to completion.

  • Located along the banks of the Usumacinta river

  • Beautiful stelae representations

    • Scenes of conquest & ceremonial life

  • 8+ sweat baths

    • extensively built with stone hearths and benches

    • Great system of drainage


Palenque
Palenque

  • Location- hill top site (Villa Hermosa & Chiapas)

    • Aquaduct

    • Palace

    • Great artisitic stucco work

      • Color code

  • Three Temple Structures/Pyramids

    • Temple of the Sun

    • The Cross and Foliated Cross

      • Sweat-baths- “pibnal”

    • Kan Balam records (684AD)


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Palenque

  • Temple of the Inscriptions

    • Pyramid measuring 65ft.

    • Central chamber- 620heroglyphs (692AD)

    • Funerary Crypt of “Hanab Pakal”

      • Ruled from 12yrs.-80 yrs. of age

      • Symbolism of the depiction

      • Red Queen’s film


Uxmal
Uxmal

  • Location- Merida, Yucatan

  • Inhabited- 800BC- 1200AD

  • Agriculture & Irrigation

  • Puuc architecture

  • Trade

  • Pyramid of the Warlock/shaman

  • Nunnery

  • Governor’s Palace

  • House of turtles

Warlock Pyramid

Nunnery

Governor's Palace