Cultures and Regions

These cultures are divided according to the four major time periods by which Mesoamerican history is discussed. These dates are approximations, and some of the pages do incorporate works that span centuries apart. These period divisions are useful for considering the civilizations that interacted with each other during the major ages of Mesoamerica. (BP means Before Present.)

Note: The Maya cultures are in "Edgar's Maya Art Page".

Formative Period (2000 BC - 100 AD)

Classic Period (100 - 900 AD)

Epi-Classic Period (650-900 AD)

Post-Classic Period (900 - 1521 AD)