Freedom8 Mesoamerica




Altamira, Paso de la Amada, was a small village in the lagoon-estuary zone of the Pacific Coast. Mokaya pottery appeared first at Altamira. Early pottery in Mesoamerica resemble South American pottery in general ways, ceramic technology probably spread north and west into Mesoamerica. Altamire probably reached its peak around 1400 B.C. a large number of mounds have been found dating from that time. Early villages depended on the marine life and wild and cultivated plant life for their food source. Noted more for the Altamira cave paintings which are remarkable.