El Centro Cultural
museum is located in the Centro Cultural on Calle Escobedo, about a block east of the Presidencia Municipal (City Hall), and just around the corner from the Plaza Armas (also called Plaza Escobedo).
The ancient people: funerals and tombs
armadillo-like creature. No one knows what these people called themselves, and almost the only traces left of their presence in the area are the contents of the Shaft Tombs. However, those contents provide us with a remarkable picture of how the people saw themselves, and how they conducted their daily lives. Unlike many other famous cultures of Mexico's ancient past, these people did not focus their sculptural efforts on gods, kings, and the nobility. Instead, their creations reveal the day-to-day activities of ordinary people. They show how they dressed and adorned themselves, and how they lived and interacted with one another, including funerary rites like those seen above.
mano and metate for grinding corn and other seeds, seen at the upper left. Virtually identical manos and metates can be found in many small-town hardware stores in Mexico. These are sold as normal household utensils for the kitchen. I am amazed that this Neolithic technology is still in daily use, more than 5,000 years after it was invented. Also shown are various pots and dishes, a selection of obsidian cutting tools, and some small animal sculptures.
The people who built the shaft tombs