Formative stage

Preclassic (or Formative) Stage - the American equivalent to late Neolithic.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Caves of Yagul and Mitla Yagul: Occupation at Yagul dates as far back as the Middle to Late Preclassic. (Preclassic Era or Formative Period) (wiki)
Oaxaca and Monte Alban Monte Alban
Teotihuacan Late Formative Period (300 BCE–100 CE): the abrupt appearance, toward the end of the Late Formative, of fully urban culture at Teotihuacán in the Valley of Mexico
Tikal National Park


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