Archaeological Sites in Central/North America

Historic Center of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán, World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:37
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.
Lagunas de Montebello National Park and Biosphere Reserve (Mexico) Editor Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:19
The Lagunas de Montebello National Park and Biosphere Reserve is located in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas physiographic province, near the border with Guatemala. The property comprises 59 multi-colored lakes in a pine forest, along with the Maya ruins of Chinkultic.
Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque, World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:26
The archaeological site of Palenque, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, is one of the most outstanding Classic period sites of the Maya area. Palenque is an incomparable achievement of Mayan art and illustrates one of the most significant achievements of mankind in the American continent.
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza, World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:41
This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centers of the Yucatán Peninsula.The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen-Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatán.
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacán: World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:29
The holy city of Teotihuacán was built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. and is characterized by the vast size of its monuments. As one of the most powerful cultural centers in Mesoamerica, Teotihuacán extended its cultural and artistic influence throughout the region and even beyond.
Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal, World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Fri, 01/04/2019 - 21:47
The ruins of the ceremonial structures at Uxmal, located in southwestern Yucatán, represent the pinnacle of late Maya art and architecture in their design, layout and ornamentation. The complex of Uxmal admirably demonstrates the social and economic structure of late Maya society.