Presenting at CPAK 2023


Author, Researcher, and Explorer


Long before the time of the Aztecs and the Maya, a mysterious civilization created vast megalithic monuments in the mountains of central and southern Mexico. This civilization, which may predate even that of the Olmecs, long considered the “Mother-culture” of Mesoamerica, shows remarkable ties with South America. What does a nearly forgotten archaeological site in the mountains of Central Mexico have to do with the ancient city of Tiwanaku in Bolivia? Is there a link between the Olmecs, Chavin and the megalithic pre-Inca civilization of Peru? And can Mexico provide the missing evidence for an ancient, global seafaring civilization of prehistoric antiquity?

Mythical traditions from all over Mexico speak of various world ages and cycles of civilization that ended in cataclysm. They also speak of mysterious gods that arrived in remote antiquity to teach early humanity the foundations of agriculture, mathematics, architecture and the calendar. We will follow the traces of these ancient gods through the monuments and relics that they left behind, in search of the true origins of Mesoamerican civilization.

About the author – Marco M. Vigato:

Marco has spent the past 15 years researching the question of the origins of civilization around the world. He is the author of The Empires of Atlantis, published by Inner Traditions, and a frequent contributor to various print and online journals. He holds degrees from Milan’s Bocconi University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A native of Italy, he lives and works in Mexico City.
He is founder and president of the ARX Association for Archaeological Research and Exploration, through which he has directly conducted and sponsored numerous research projects and expeditions in different parts of Mexico and Mesoamerica. For his work, he has been featured as an expert on ancient Mesoamerica in numerous TV shows, podcasts and documentaries.

Marco M. Vigato on YouTube

Books by: Marco M. Vigato