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Archaeological Museum of Puerto Vallarta

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A small archaeological Museum on the island of the river Cuale in Puerto Vallarta-based National Institute of anthropology and history. It was opened in September 1978 and renovated in 2004. The local archaeological Museum is often called after the river on which the island - Museum of Cuale.

The Museum features a collection of artifacts that were previously in the regional museums of the city of Guadalajara and the States of Colima and Michoacan. These exhibits tell about the traditions and customs of the tribes that inhabited the territory of modern Mexico in ancient times (between 5000 and 2000 BC) and a later period. At the exhibition you can see pottery, art, tools for hunting and gathering of ancient Indians. In the Windows displays necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings of jade and obsidian. Many of these ornaments were found in burial chambers. Of particular interest are the tombs recovered during excavations in the zones of Saul Zacoalco in Jalisco, Bahia de Matanchen in Ixtapa Nayarit and de Guerrero, in Michoacán.

The exhibition is divided into six parts. Visitors consistently tell the story of these lands, get acquainted with the exposition called "From nomadism to settlement", consider the symbols of the culture Aztalan dated 850-1350 ad, pottery and household items and cults of the pre-Columbian Tarascan state. Part of the collection dedicated to the Spanish Conquista.

In the Archaeological Museum often hosts temporary exhibitions where you can see the works of local artists.