Maya and Aztec Timeline

Main

Cortes arrives and explores Yucatan Peninsula

1519 BCE

Columbus discovers America

1492 CE

Maya

Maya Civilization

Approx. 2000 BCE - Approx. 1500 CE

Maya: Writing begins to develop

Approx. 700 BCE

Maya Height

Approx. 300 CE - Approx. 900 CE

Aztec

Aztecs arrive in Valley of Mexico

Approx. 1200 CE

Aztec Civilization

Approx. 1325 CE - 1521 CE

Aztec: first emperor rules

1376 CE - 1395 CE

Aztec: Moctezuma II rules

1502 CE - 1520 CE

Aztec: Cortes arrives

March 4, 1519 CE

Aztec: Fall of Tenochtitlán

August 13, 1521 CE