Historical Backdrop

Mesoamerican Cultures and Civilizations

2000 BC - 250 AD
Approx. 1500 BC - Approx. 600 BC
Approx. 400 BC - Approx. 750
Approx. 100 BC - Approx. 650
Approx. 900 AD - 1168
950 - 1539
1325 AD - August 13, 1521
1438 - 1533
0251 - 950

Spanish Contact and Conquest in Mesoamerica

August 3, 1492 - March 4, 1493
September 24, 1493 - June 11, 1496
1511 - 1514
1511 - 1697
March 4, 1519 - August 13, 1521
1520
1524 - 1530
1532 - 1572

Spanish Exploration and Contact with Native People in Modern U.S.

1513
1527 - 1536
1539 - 1542
1540 - 1542