This exhibition offers visitors the chance to journey through 13,000 years of cultural evolution in the Western Hemisphere, from Ice Age mammoth hunters in Chicago circa 11,000 BC to Aztec and Inca empires.
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The Aztec Sun Stone commemorates the creation of the five worlds in Aztec mythology. The Museum has a replica of the Sun Stone which was found in 1790 in Mexico.
The Moche people used grinding stones to grind corn meal. Different “grades” of grinding stones produced different levels of coarseness of the corn meal.
The pottery displayed in this exhibition gives visitors a glimpse into the way of life and social classes of the Moche’s way of life 1,500 years ago.
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