The Regional Museum of Anthropology
Admire archeological pieces belonging to Mesoamerican Cultures, mainly from the Olmec, Maya and Nahua civilizations, which established themselves in the area that is now within the territory of Tabasco.
The museum houses around 10,000 objects, the majority are part of the poet and writer Carlos Pellicer’s collection of pieces from diverse Mesoamerican cultures such as the Olmec, Maya, Mexica, Zapotec, Mixtec, Totonac, Teotihuacan and Toltec civilizations. It’s the second most important collection of its kind.
The museum is divided into three sections and a mezzanine. The first hall is dedicated to the pre-historic period and explains how America began to be populated over 30,000 years ago. The second section speaks of the importance of the Olmec people within the territory of Tabasco. And lastly is the hall entitled ‘The Maya in Tabasco: Masters of the Rivers and Rainforests’, which explains how this civilization took over the rainforest in Tabasco, and the intricate network of communication formed by the rivers.
Museo Regional de Antropología Carlos Pellicer Cámara, Periférico Carlos Pellicer Cámara, Guayabal, Villahermosa, Tab., MéxicoSee map