Archaeological Site

Historic Center of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán, World Heritage Site (Mexico)

Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples — the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán are the symbols of a sacred topography. The nearby city of Oaxaca, which is built on a grid pattern, is an example of Spanish colonial town planning.

Pre-Columbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís World Heritage Site (Costa Rica)

Pre-Columbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís, located in southern Costa Rica, illustrate the physical evidence of pre-Columbian hierarchical societies. The exceptional stone spheres continue to leave researchers speculating about the method and tools of their production.