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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

Weaved Treasurers

Baskets from the museum collection 


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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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