Located on southern Mexico, Chiapas has a world-wide importance not only by its cultural characteristics and diversity of nature and wildlife, but also by its paleontological resources in almost all its territory, which lets us know part of its history and evolution, as well as the geographic characteristics that the state had millions of years ago.
The Museo de Paleontología Eliseo Palacios Aguilera, unique in southern Mexico, exhibits more than 200 fossils; some of them pieces of amber with biological inclusions (nearly 25 million years old), as well as some fossils from other parts of the world. The exhibition areas are:
- Prehistoric Garden,
- The world of the paleontology,
- Life through Geological Time,
- Fossils of Chiapas,
- Chiapas antique landscapes and
- Amber of Chiapas.
(Descriptive Text and Pictures : Provided by the Museum of Paleontology Eliseo Palacios Aguilera)