It was occupied by ancient cultures with shared religious beliefs, art, architecture and technology from about 1500 B.C. to A.D. 1519--the time of European contact. With one search it is possible to retrieve information from all the FAMSI collections at once including the bibliographic and image collections. The collections include the Bibliografia Mesoamericana (an ongoing project) the Bibliography of Prehistoric and Early Historic Maya Human Osteology; the Catalogue of Zapotec Effigy Vessels; the Kerr Portfolio; the Mayavase Database; the Schele drawing and photo collections, the Tikal Digital Access Project and more. It is produced by the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI).
This database covers Mesoamerica, a cradle of early civilization and a geographical area covering parts of Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.