Likewise, the venue has a library, a work department and a conference room where various events take place.
During the tour, visitors may observe primitive ceramic and rock pieces found in San Pedro, Santa Catalina and Yavi. Besides, metallurgical objects obtained at the Cities of
are on display. There is a spectacular diorama representing the way humans lived 9,000 years ago, when settlements were still unusual.
Though not recommendable for easily impressed people, it is interesting to have a careful look at the dried bodies and skulls. Each of these elements narrates the history of the local individuals. There are also mummies and grave goods with beautifully painted urns corresponding to the ancient
One of the most moving and surprising bodies belongs to a 2-year-old. Its teeth and hair are very well-preserved, considering that it is over 1,000 years old.
Moreover, lithic collections of arrow points and ceramics dating back from 2,600 years ago (the Pre-Inca period) may also be observed, as well as wonderful vessels decorated with geometric patters made by the men who inhabited Northern Argentina ages ago.The Rooms
Room 1 presents ceramic models, lithic collections and diverse representations of cave paintings. They correspond to human groups who developed agricultural practices and predatory economy. Visitors to this room may observe ceramic pieces representing the primitive life of the natives who, organized in groups, would reside in natural caves or on eaves and would live on hunting and fruit gathering.
On the other hand, Room 2 displays the remains of the most ancient culture in Jujuy (dating back from 1,400 to 800 B.C.). It used to live in the yungas and it is referred to as the San Francisco
culture. Visitors may also appreciate a figure made of clay representing the Goddess of Fertility and several objects made of oxidizing ceramics.
Room 3 shows the exchange with the Tiahuanacotas
colonies settled in the area of San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)
. Visitors may also observe several individuals who were naturally dried out. Also, semi mummified subjects dressing funerary clothes. A collection of skulls with various deformations coming from Keta Kara, in Humahuaca, are also on display.
Besides, this room also exhibits the body of a two-year-old who lived over 1,000 years ago. The semi-mummified hunter-gatherer is recreated in the corridor, surrounded by labor elements such as bags, beakers, arrows, bow and stick holders.
Once at Room 4, beautiful vessels made by the Omaguaca
culture painted in red and black with vertical and rhombus geometrical patters may be observed.
Lastly, Room 5 gives evidence of the Inca period. The insertion of this culture was based in the use of territory. Samples of items woven with animal and vegetable fiber from Agua Caliente de Rachaite, in Cochinoca, as well as pieces of woven garments (ponchos
) and rope, with possible Inca influence, may be appreciated here.