National Museum of Anthropology 

This museum was conceived to house the most important collection of the pre-Hispanic heritage of Mexico distributed in twenty-two halls, including eleven areas for archeology: Introduction to Anthropology, Population of America, Early Preclassic in the Central Altiplano, Teotihuacan hall, the Toltecas and the Epiclásico, Mexica Hall, Cultures of Oaxaca, Cultures of the Gulf Coast, Mayan Hall, Cultures of the West and Cultures of the North. In addition, eleven ethnographic halls: Indian Peoples the south; Gulf Coast, Huasteca and Totonacapan; Mayan villages of the plains and jungles; Mayan mountain villages; The Northwest: mountains, deserts and valleys: The Nahuas and Otopames.

The site exhibits about eight thousand objects made of stone, ceramics, bone, shell, paper, pen, metal, wood and textiles - which allow the visitor to know the cultural richness of the various cultures who inhabited Mesoamerica, penetrating all their cultural spheres: housing, funerary customs, food, environment, cosmovision, religion, productive activities, political and social organization.

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Duration: 10:00 am - 4.00 pm

20 available places

Cost: US$20.00 per person, including transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English. Note that food/lunch is not included.

http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx/

 

National Museum of History, Castle of Chapultepec

The Museum has twelve halls that present the country's historical trajectory, from the Conquest to the dawn of the twentieth century, among which stand out: Two isolated continents, The Church in time of the Bourbons, the footprints of Miguel Hidalgo, The Young Nation (1821-1867), Towards Modernity, Revolutions, The Constitutional Era, Malaquitas Hall and Viceroys Hall. It also has twenty-two halls in the area known as Alcázar, where the halls of Maximilian of Habsburg (1832-1857) and Carlota of Belgium (1840-1927), as well as President Porfirio Diaz (1830-1915) are recreated. It also houses the carriages of Benito Juárez (1866-1872) and Maximiliano, and a hall that recalls the assault on the Chapultepec Castle by the American troops of 1847, among other historical events. It has one of the largest collections, it exceeds 90000 objects including paintings, drawings, engravings, prints, coins, historical flags, historical documents, weapons, clothing and accessories, as well as furniture and household goods.

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Duration: 10:00 am - 4.00 pm

20 available places

Cost: US$20.00 per person, including transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English. Note that food/lunch is not included.

http://www.castillodechapultepec.inah.gob.mx/

 

Templo Mayor, Downtown

This museum - designed by the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez (1919-2013) - was created to exhibit more than seven thousand objects found during the excavations (between 1978 and 2982) in what was the Sacred Precinct of the Mexica culture. The museographic project is based on the distribution itself of the Templo Mayor, where Tlaloc, god of the rain, and Huitzilopochtli, sole deity of the war, were worshiped. Nestled in the "heart" of Mexico City, the site offers visitors the opportunity to experience Mexican vestiges through its eight halls: Archaeological Background, Ritual and Sacrifice, Tribute and Trade, Huitzilopochtli, Tlaloc, Flora and Fauna, Agriculture and Historical Archeology.

Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Duration: 10:00 am - 4.00 pm

20 available places

Cost: US$20.00 per person, including transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English. Note that food/lunch is not included.

http://www.templomayor.inah.gob.mx/

 

Xochicalco

Xochicalco is an archeological site of the period known as Epiclásico (700-900 AD) characterized by the emergence of cities in central Mexico after the decline of Teotihuacan city and the void of power left by it. This period is characterized by a series of events that give way to the foundation of Tula, after a series of migrations of groups inhabiting central Mexico; this coincides with the abandonment of the sites of the north of Mesoamerica and the collapse of the Mayan cities of the low lands of the center and the south. It has been suggested that these events led in Xochicalco to the arrival of various groups from different parts of the Mesoamerican region. The reliefs of the feathered serpents in the temple of the same name suggest Teotihuacan and Mayan influences. On the other hand, its position on the top of a mountain, like other population centers of that time, suggests a period of war between cities with small territories, in the absence of a hegemonic city, however this interpretation has been refuted recently in favor of the symbolic and territorial elements: hill, water, settlement. One of the most interesting spaces of this site is an astronomical observatory in a cave that is accessed through a stairway carved in the rock. In this, for a period of 150 days a year, from April 30, the sun is seen to enter by a vertical duct of small dimensions perforated in the rock. Chronology: 200 a. C. at 1000 d. C Main chronological location: Epiclassic, 650 to 900 d. C.

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Duration: 9:00 am - 6 pm

40 available places

Cost: US$50.00 per person, including box lunch, transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xochicalco

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