Archeology tells the tale of a deeply rooted Latino history in the United States and in our national parks.
Latino history doesn't spring from one single story, country, or culture. It's a diverse and complicated tapestry. Each generation and each story is a different thread in a colorful cloth. Latinos have played an important role in American life, and their stories help make the United States and its territories special.
Explore the these stories and activities to learn about people and places in American Latinos' history. You'll get a sense of the breadth of Latino stories across the country, as well as tools used by archeologists to learn about them.
A Whole New World
What can we learn from an old olive jar?
Cat vs. Lion
What do animal bones reveal?
Feel better soon
Sana, Sana Colita de Rana
Do you know this song?
Learning through statigraphy
The Hall of Game
What toys did kids play with?
History through food
Be Our Guest!
How did people find water to grow food?
The oldest city
How do archeologists study built up places?
Telling Tales Along Trails
How do archeologists find past trading routes?
Protect and defend
Defenders of the Landmark
What laws protect burials and graves?
Preserving art as history
Your Turn! The Past, Present, and Future
How do archeologists learn from murals?
Last updated: April 1, 2021