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Who were the Zapotec? Central American history

By |2018-04-12T08:53:16-07:00September 9th, 2017|Central America, History|

A Zapotec head The Zapotec civilization, like the Maya, grew up in the region that had been ruled by the Olmec, after the collapse of Olmec power about 500 BC. The main city of the Zapotec kings was Monte Alban (in modern Mexico). The Zapotec developed their own hieroglyphic writing system, possibly building on earlier Olmec [...]

Who were the Olmec? Central American history

By |2019-03-27T06:05:27-07:00September 9th, 2017|Central America, History|

Olmec clay statue ca. 1100-500 BC - Olmec history Why are the Olmec important? The earliest state government in North or South America was the Olmec. They formed their state about 1200 BC. Paleo-Indians Valdivia people All our Central America articles Were the Olmecs the first state? This is about the time of the Mycenaean kingdoms in Greece, [...]

Mexico and colonization – American history

By |2019-04-04T08:15:36-07:00September 8th, 2017|Central America, History|

Tenochtitlan under attack (painted in the 1600s) The Aztecs in Mexico In 1500 AD, the Aztec  controlled most of what is now Mexico. People also called them the Mexica. More about the Aztec Central American history All our Central America articles A rebellion helped by invaders In 1519, the Aztec ruler, Moctezuma the Younger, was surprised [...]

History of Coal – Central Asian science

By |2018-09-27T06:43:01-07:00June 1st, 2017|Central Asia, Science|

History of coal: These are lumps of coal What is coal made of? Most of the coal on Earth formed during the Carboniferous Period about 350 million years ago, when giant ferns growing in wetlands were flooded and buried under a blanket of mud before they could rot. What happened in the Carboniferous [...]