PERMANENT EXHIBITIONSThe Aticama Museum of Archaeology and History houses permanent exhibits that preserve and display the extensive prehispanic artifacts that were produced by the indigenous civilizations that inhabited the Municipality of San Blas, Nayarit from 2100 B.C. until the arrival of the Spaniards in the 1500's. The exhibits highlight the archaeology of the Municipality of San Blas and have been divided into six archaeological “complexes” defined by sites that share similar types of artifacts that are different from types found at other sites. The 3,600 year sequence of prehispanic archaeological cultures found in the Municipality of San Blas is the longest archaeological sequence known on the coast of Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima. Click on the names of these six archaeological complexes below to learn more about each complex and view some representative photographs!!
Matanchen (2100 B.C. – 1700 B.C.) Early Ixtlan (300 B.C. – 300 A.D.) Aztatlan (900 A.D. – 1300 A.D.)
Through the use of temporary exhibitions depicting the Huichol Culture, the Spanish Colonial era, the struggle for Mexican Independence, the Mexican Revolutionary era, and the post-Revolutionary era, we also seek to bridge the epochs from the original indigenous civilizations up to the modern history of our area. Check out our Facebook Page to obtain information about current temporary exhibitions and to view photographs from previous exhibitions.