Archaeological Sites in Central/North America

Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche (Mexico) Editor Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:29
The Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche is both a World Heritage site and a Biosphere Reserve. The largest forest mass in Mexico and the second largest remnant forest left in Latin America, it is the heartland of the area in which the Maya civilization reached its climax.
Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco, World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:14
Xochicalco is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a fortified political, religious and commercial center from the troubled period of 650 to 900 A.D. that followed the breakup of the great Mesoamerican states such as Teotihuacán, Monte Albán, Palenque and Tikal.
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá (Guatemala) Editor Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:14
Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quiriguá became the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. Its ruins contain some outstanding monuments and an impressive series of carved stelae and sculpted calendars that constitute an essential source for the study of Mayan civilization.

Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá, World Heritage Site

Founded in 1519, Panamá Viejo is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. Abandoned in the mid-17th century, it was replaced by today's Historic District, which has preserved its original street plan, its architecture, and an unusual mixture of architectural styles.
Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:45
Paquimé, Casas Grandes, played a key role in trade and cultural contacts between the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, and the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica. The archaeological zone is distinguished by its impressive buildings in earthen architecture.

Historic Center of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán, World Heritage Site (Mexico)

Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples — the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán are the symbols of a sacred topography. The nearby city of Oaxaca, which is built on a grid pattern, is an example of Spanish colonial town planning.