Pre-Columbian Mexico. Major Periods. Archaic Period—6,000-2,500 b.c. Early ceremonial sites and social, political organization emerged—Tepexpan, Tlatilco (pp. 24, 46-52 Domestication of plants (pp. 29-34) Increased population density Transitioned to sedentism
Major Religious centers emerge: Teotihuacan,(103) Monte Alban, (124) El Tajin, (122, 139 ) the Maya centers
Growing Populations (102)
Urban Religious complexes, Teotihuacan, (pp. 120)
Diversified agricultural production, milpa, terraces, raised fields, chinampas.
Growth in Literature, calendrics, mathematics and religious complexity characterized by polytheistic thought (pp. 101-103)