Latin American Experience


People cross the land bridge from Asia into the Americas

20000 bce - 12000 bce

People make transition from hunting and gathering to sedentary lifestyles

6000 bce - 3000 bce

Domestication of agricultural plants such as corn, squash, and beans

2000 bce - 650 bce

Olmec civilization flourished on the Gulf coast and extended its influence into central and south Mexico

1800 bce - 300 bce

Great civilizations develop in Mesoamerica and the Andes

200 bce - 1300 ad

First settlements of Mexica groups at the northern Basin of Mexico

1200 ad