Africa, Oceania, and the indigenous Americas Explore the vast diversity of arts and cultures of the indigenous peoples of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Community Questions Africa Discover the brilliant art of ancient Aksum, and of the Ife, Benin, Sierra Leone, Kongo and Kuba peoples. Oceania Oceania is a vast area of the Pacific Ocean that includes the island regions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. South America Learn about the ancient Nazca and Inca and the gold work produced in the region we now call Columbia. Mesoamerica and Central America Mesoamerica and Central America was home to numerous large, advanced civilizations including the Olmec, Maya, Huastec and Mexica (or Aztec) peoples. Native North America Native societies across North American developed diverse material cultures that reflect the character of their regions and respond to the universal issues of human and spiritual existence.