The Mayan civilizations was one of the most advanced civilizations the history of Mexico. Much of their mathematic findings are used by scientists today. It is important to learn about the past, so whether you are of Mayan decent, Guatemalan, Costa Rican or other places, you too can take a look into the past of Central America through one of the projects at the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Science, technology and culture intersect in this virtual archeology experience. Through the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM), SLC’s online lab for immersive learning, exploring cultural identity through the lens of 3D simulation and blended learning is serious fun.
“Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed” is one of the exhibits, a bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition and website that illuminates Central America’s diverse and dynamic ancestral heritage. It examines seven regions representing distinct Central American cultural areas that are today part of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Through the use of 3D visualization as a strategy for trans media story-telling, visitors can download a version of the 3D basecamp interactive for MAC or PC.
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