14k Years of Prehistory 14k Years of Prehistory

14k Years of Prehistory

El Paso, Greater Southwest & Northern Mexico

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Museum of Archaeology

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology presents 14,000 years of prehistory in the El Paso area, the greater Southwest, and northern Mexico. You’ll see dioramas and exhibits of American Indian lives and their material culture, from the Paleoindian hunters of the Ice Age to their modern descendants. The exhibits are periodically changed to reflect the scope of the Museum's collections and the interests of the community. Special exhibits are located in the auditorium and the North Gallery. The auditorium also houses explore-able drawers of artifacts from across the US.

Featured Exhibit

Featured Exhibit

From the Edge of Center: The Chacoan Outliers

Learn about the Chacoan Culture who flourished between AD 860-1150 around Chaco Canyon in Northwestern New Mexico.

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is proud to present this exhibition in cooperation with Salmon Ruins and the San Juan County Museum Association.

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What is Archaeology?

The study of cultures that lived in the past. It is a subfield of anthropology, the study of human cultures.

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