Mexico & Central America Virtual Hall
Overview
Artifacts
Culture Area
Timeline
Anthropology
History
Sources
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The hall is laid out to provide a Regional (as presented on this site) and a Chronological perspective of Mexico and Central America.
Regionally, the hall can de divided into six main areas:
Chronologically, as visitors enter the Mexico and Central America Hall from the east they find information about Formative period (2000 BCE-200 CE) Olmec culture: 20, 21, 23.
Progressing through the hall, visitors find cases describing the Zapotec of Oaxaca: 6, 7, 8 and the site of Teotihuacán in Central Mexico: 25.
The southwest section of the hall contains objects representing the Maya, who developed grand cities in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras during the Classic period (100/200-1000/1100 CE): 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.
The northwest section of the hall is dedicated to the Postclassic period (1000/1100-1521 CE) Aztec, who ruled over much of Mexico until they were conquered by the Spanish in 1521: 30, 31, 32, 33.
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