Period: 250 to Dec 9, 900
Mayan classical periodDuring this period the maya bulit spectacular cities such as Tikal.
Dec 9, 700
Maya downfallWarfare breaks out between many mayan city-states. Many Mayans fled the city and took refuge in the jungle.
Period: Dec 9, 800 to Dec 9, 925
Maya abandonmentThe Maya abandon the great cities of the central Maya area.
Period: Dec 8, 1250 to Dec 8, 1400
Incan CivilizationThe first several Inca rulers stayed in the territory around Cuzco. the rulers started to refer to themselves as the Inca.
Dec 8, 1376
Aztec first kingthe Mexica chose Acamapichtli as their first king, or tlatoani.
Dec 9, 1428
Triple AllianceThe Aztecs form an alliance with Texcoco and Tlacopan, they became the leading power in the Valley of Mexico.
Dec 9, 1438
PachacutiPachacuti takes the Incan Throne. Under his leadership the inca expanded quickly conquering all of Peru.
Oct 8, 1521
Aztec downfallthe Spaniards conquer the once mighty Aztec Empire
Dec 8, 1532
Inca downfallSpanish explorer Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa in 1532 bringing the great Inca Empire to its knees.