A quick overview of the Aztec timeline.
Historians have finally gotten together a timeline of the Aztecs and their achievements and milestones. It is no way totally complete, as we are learning new things all the time about the Aztecs. To roughly begin, the Aztec timeline starts out around the 6th century when the first Nahuatl speaking people settled in the Valley of Mexico. They began to inhabit the land and started forming a sort of government and order to their civilization. The real people of the region call themselves Mexica, not Aztec. Aztec is a term that we have given them because the people that started settling in the area around 1100 were from Aztlan. They settled near Chapultapec, but were soon sent away by the Tepanec people. They then wandered until about 1299, and they settled in Tizpan with permission from the ruler of the nation at that time, Cocoxtli. By 1325, Tenochtitlan was settled by the Mexica and they started building the causeways for the one of the greatest civilizations to have ever lived.
They went on to appoint their first king, build the first pyramid, and went to war once before 1450. The Aztec timeline shows nothing but progress and upward growth in the civilization until Hernan Cortes landed in 1519. By 1521, the Aztec timelines character switched from the rituals and ceremonies of their gods to Catholicism and the Spanish way of life. The Aztecs map and timeline of progress is still being built on as archeologists and historians discover new information and facts about this great civilization.