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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Ancient Mexico with an Anthropologist

San Miguel de Allende, MexicoPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Alberto

75 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 20
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

This is a great introduction to the indigenus Pre Hispanic cultures of Mesoamerica. Join me in a visual tour and talk through Mexico and its indigenous Prehispanic civilizations: the foundation with maize domestication, the origins with the olmecs, the share elements by all the peoples of Mesoamerica, the art of counting time (calendars), the pyramids and the sacred stories. In this journey we´ll go deep to the indigenous worldview through many of their art and architecture. My perspective of prehispanic Mexico is the result of twenty years of research in the historical and archaeological sources, and personal experience with indigenous group. It´s difficult to express what kind of experience I co-create so it is worth to check the reviews on my Pilgrimage to the Hill of the ancestors experience: https://www.airbnb.mx/experiences/329675
For me, traveling is a way of "know thyself, this is not a journey with the body, but it´s a journey in spirit and mind, join me, let me show you the Mexico I see.
This is a great introduction to the indigenus Pre Hispanic cultures of Mesoamerica. Join me in a visual tour and talk through Mexico and its indigenous Prehispanic civilizations: the foundation with maize domestication, the origins with the olmecs, the share elements by all the peoples of Mesoamerica, the art of counting time (calendars), the pyramids and the sacred stories. In this journey we´ll go deep to the indigenous worldview through many o…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Alberto can host private groups of any size, up to 20 guests. Private group rates start at $102.
From $13
/ person
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Meet your host, Alberto

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 49 Reviews
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I am anthropologist that created the Artisans of Time alterntive research project. Artisans of Time is funded thank to the seminars, talks and tours that I co-create with travelers like you. I have been guiding since 2003, training guides since 2009. Through the experiences I run in airbnb Im funding and doing research in two topics 1. the anthropology of travel 2. Mexican prehispanic cultures with focus on religion and iconography. That means that with the experiences we co-create together, you help me to continue doing anthropological and historical work. Passion blended with deep researched knowledge and love for Mexico, that is Artisans of Time and myself.
I won the National Prize of Historic chronicle on National Symbols in 2000, my thesis research was recommended for publication and got honorific mention. Master degree on tourism
I am anthropologist that created the Artisans of Time alterntive research project. Artisans of Time is funded thank to the seminars, talks and tours that I co-create with travelers like you. I have been guiding since 2003, training guides since 2009. Through the experiences I run in airbnb Im funding and doing research in two topics 1. the anthropology of travel 2. Mexican prehispanic cultures with focus on religion and iconography. That means that with the experiences we co-create together, yo…
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Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Daniela
October 2020
This was one of my favorites among the virtual tours I've taken. It was so fascinating to dive into the different ancient cultures of Mexico, and learn about their architecture, symbolism, and connections between them. Alberto is clearly passionate about his field, and it comes across in his explanations. I with there were more tours like this available :).
This was one of my favorites among the virtual tours I've taken. It was so fascinating to dive into the different ancient cultures of Mexico, and learn about their architecture, s…
Caitlin
October 2020
Alberto did a phenomenal job guiding us to explore ancient Mexican culture and architecture. I really learned a lot and now have a few places in mind for my next travels! Also, I got this for my archeologist friend's birthday, and he loved it! Would recommend for curious minds.
Alberto did a phenomenal job guiding us to explore ancient Mexican culture and architecture. I really learned a lot and now have a few places in mind for my next travels! Also,…
Dorothy
October 2020
A very enjoyable introduction to many elements of indigenous history in Mesoamerica. Alberto is very knowledgeable because...well, this is his thing! You’ll not be disappointed.
Deya
September 2020
I've been spending significantly more time at home and have communicated with others about how strange this year has been with no summer trips. I think it's safe to say we are sharing a longing for travel and exploration during this time as it's important to us. Naturally we want to engage in that part of our life and it becomes more evident how important it is to us when our travels get cancelled. I think this experience is a great introduction to those of us that want to become connected with people and culture like Alberto, a local with insight and knowledge of the historical region and cultural area in North America known as Mesoamerica. This experience seeks to explore ancient civilizations, Mesoamerican architecture, cosmology and religion. Questions and dialogue is encouraged and welcomed.
I've been spending significantly more time at home and have communicated with others about how strange this year has been with no summer trips. I think it's safe to say we are shar…
Callum
September 2020
Alberto will give you a great insight into how people thought, what was important to them and why. He also has a wealth of knowledge on the cultural/artistic output of these civilisations. It was a great way to bring them back to life.
Mary
August 2020
The knowledge and passion that Alberto owned, when conveying information about the Mesoamerican civilization, capitivated me to such a degree, that I was transported back to ancient times; eating torillas fresh off a 28 century old, clay comal. I really enjoyed the experience.
The knowledge and passion that Alberto owned, when conveying information about the Mesoamerican civilization, capitivated me to such a degree, that I was transported back to ancien…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.