Latin America from A.D. 200-1600

  • 200

    Paracas civilization ends

    The Paracas people lived in the Andes Mountains until A.D. 200. They had a very extensive knowledge of water and irrigation, and this led them to make the Paracas Peninsula. These people were far more advanced than ever imagined for their time period. Scientists have found some of the best embroidery and weaving in the world in Paracas areas. They also had amazing burial sites normally consisting of huge domes with hundreds of people buried in beautiful linens and colorful beads. We do not know
  • Period: 200 to

    Latin America from A.D. 200-1600

  • 250

    Mayan civilization begins

    The Mayan people had a unique way of life. They built large cities with many pyramid shaped temples in the center. Instead of fighting with other civilizations, the Mayan cities often fought with each other. Despite the fact that this civilization was one of the earliest known in Latin America, they were quite an advanced group. They had priest who studied and charted the stars and planets. Through these charts, they developed two calendar systems- seasons and special events. The Mayan people al
  • Jul 19, 711

    Moorish incursion into Spain begins.

    Moorish incursion into Spain begins.
    In 711, the Moors, a Berber and Arab army, invaded and conquered nearly the .... wholesale destruction of Western classical society as happened in areas.This period, from 718 to 1491, is known as the Reconquest.
  • Apr 6, 1000

    Norsemen reach North America.

    no exact date recorded
  • Jul 1, 1100

    Aztec civilization

    The Aztec Empire consisted of three large city-state areas. The empire was often referred to as the Aztec Triple Alliance or Mexica Kingdom. These three areas were: the Mexica of Tenochtitlan, the Acolhua of Texcoco, and the Tepanec of Tlacopan. They were located around and in the Valley of Mexico. The Aztec people had a unique and efficient farms located in the water. They made floating farms or chinampas in order to make more room for farming, and for an automatic irrigation system. The Aztecs
  • Jul 1, 1422

    Inca Civilization begins

    The Incan civilization first officially began in 1442 when Pachacutec, a descendant of the man credited for founding the Incas, raised up a group of people who became to very beginning of what was to be called the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. Halfway through the Incan time, two ruling brothers fought over who got to rule the empire. This fighting eventually led to a civil war in the civilization. The brothers, Huascar and Atahualpa, didn’t realize what the fighting was doing to the c
  • Jul 1, 1438

    Pachacuti Yupanqui

    Pachacuti was an Incan leader from 1438 to 1471. He was the ninth Saga Inca (the name of an Incan leader) for the Kingdom of Cusco, or the Incan civilization. During Pachacuti’s reign, he grew the civilization from a small group of people to a compatible empire. He began an era of conquest of the Incas.
  • Jul 1, 1466

    Moctezuma II

    Moctezuma II was the ninth ruler of the Aztecs. He ruled from 1466 to June of 1520. During Moctezuma’s reign, the Aztec empire reached is maximum strength and size. Then in the later staged of his reign, the Aztec empire began to fall. Moctezuma was killed in 1520 in one of the first battles between the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes and his army.
  • Sep 14, 1492

    Landing on Hispaniola

    Landing on Hispaniola
    Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola, (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic) in the year 1492 september 14. He was looking for a way to get to India to trade spices and silk. But he stumbled on one tiny problem. The Americas was in it's way so Columbus thought "This must be India and called the Native Americans there, "Indians" "
  • Jul 1, 1521

    Herman Cortes conquers the Aztecs

    Hernan Cortes was a Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztecs in 1521.