American Archaeology

26.11.1999 to 08.01.2017
Ethnologisches Museum

The exhibition "American Archaeology" presents the great diversity of pre-Hispanic cultures in Meso-, Central and South America from 2,000 BC to the first half of the 16th century. Exhibits include unique stelae from Guatemala with carved reliefs, painted stoneware vessels of the Maya, Aztec stone figures of gods and a selection of gold objects from Central America, Colombia and Peru.

The display of South American archaeology including the Goldkammer, or gold room, is closed.

Offers for

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museen Dahlem / Uli Klose

22.10.2016 14:30 Uhr
Ethnologisches Museum
Exhibition talk

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Anika Büssemeier

26.11.2016 14:30 Uhr
Ethnologisches Museum
Exhibition talk

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museen Dahlem / Uli Klose
Beat it! Trommelrhythmen aus Westafrika und Brasilien


© Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Ethologisches Museum / Martin Franken
Kakao bei den Mayas – ein göttliches Getränk


© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Dietrich Graf
Spiel der Götter: das rituelle Ballspiel in Mesoamerika


Visitor entrance

Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin

Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00

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Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

Please notice that the South Seas collection and the collection on the ethnology of North America (Indians/Native Americans) as well as the Junior Museum will be closed from January 11th 2016.

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