Early Preclassic 2000 B.C.-- 1000 B.C. Initial Pioneering Populations
Middle Preclassic 1000 B.C. -- 300 B.C. Expansion Across Lowlands
Late Preclassic 300 B.C. -- A.D. 250 Rise of Public Centers
Early Classic A.D. 250 -- A.D. 600 Power Centers Grow
Late Classic A.D. 600 -- A.D. 900 Height of Maya Civilization
Terminal Classic A.D. 900 -- A.D. 1000 Collapse of the Classic Maya
Early Postclassic A.D. 1000 -- A.D. 1250 Re-focus of Populations
Late Postclassic A.D. 1250 -- A.D. 1521 Competition among Groups
Spanish Contact A.D. 1521 -- Disease and Depopulation