Archeological Museum of Mazatlan
The Archeological Museum is located on Sixto Osuna Street, close to the neighboring Art Museum of Mazatlan.
This institution is visited almost daily by groups of students who appreciate archaeological pieces, where knowledge about the earliest human settlements that inhabited this land is kept. An outstanding terracotta figure grabs your attention, called “El Jorobadito” or “The Little hunchback”, in a Shaman position with dental mutilation, which shows that the first Mazatlecos had a dominion of refined pottery techniques, and testifies to the fact that they had Theocratic leaders with complex religious beliefs, that weren't limited to animism or Totemic superstition that was common in Primitive peoples.
Nowadays the Archeological Museum of Mazatlan has accumulated more than 500 pieces that have been rescued from different regions of the State, with a predominance of material coming from the southern part of the State, which forms part of the Mesoamerican Region, culturally and linguistically-related to the first Aztecs.