This museum also provides a excellent opportunity to understand the chronology of these ancient peoples. work from peoples more ancient than the Mayas, the Olmecs and the Mokaya. It was fascinating to observe the different ways that human figures were portrayed over 3000 years and among different groups.
The Olmecs lived from 1500 BC to 400 BC and left some compelling sculpture, the most well known of which are the collasal heads. These heads were carved in a different location that where they eventually were displayed. It has been estimated that moving a colossal head required the work of 1,500
people for three to four months.