Olmec


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a member of an early Mesoamerican civilization centered around Veracruz that flourished between 1300 and 400 BC

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However, that does not make the Mayan civilization older than the Olmec civilization--since Olmec had another center prior to La Venta--nor does it prove that the Mayan civilization developed entirely independently.
Olmec investigators praise the new Ceibal report but say it can't explain Maya civilization's roots.
The second believes that the Maya civilization developed as the result of direct influences from the older Olmec civilization and its center of La Venta.
That does not make the Maya civilization older than the Olmec civilization - since Olmec had another center prior to La Venta - nor does it prove that the Maya civilization developed entirely independently, researchers said.
The religious, political and social beliefs of the Olmec, Aztec, Maya and Inka civilizations, among many others, are revealed through the various utilitarian and decorative vessels, sculptures, metal works and jewelry.
Regarding your Black History Month cover story on Africa's lost tribe in Mexico (NA, Oct), it was when I read Basil Davidson's The Lost Cities of Africa that I discovered the probable history of those Olmec heads of Africans.
VISIT The fusion of Spanish and American cultures make it attractive to travellers, along with hot white beaches - perfect for sunbathing, snorkelling and surfing - and historic ruins from the Aztec, Mayan, and Olmec civilisations.
The authors highlight such controversial issues as the pre-Columbian Olmec culture, the legendary Floridian 'Fountain of Youth', the evidence of a Mississippi Mound Builders culture, the possible incursions of pre-Columbian Europeans upon the Americas, and more
They emanate from a 'dream time' of Olmec heads, the dry, harsh world of Pre-Columbian South America re-memorized within the green leafiness of England's capital city.
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Among the periods are the proto-Maya Olmec cities of San Lorenzo and La Venta 1250-400 BC, the Mirador Basin in times long gone 1000 BC-AD 150, Calakmul and the Snakehead Dynasty as a Maya superpower, and terminal classic in the Yucatan AD 800-1100.
The Olmec mask (900-550 BC) is the oldest American artifact in the collection of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (MEA).
If you are not getting good sleep and diet, the circles would return," says Dr Narender Kaushik of Olmec Cosmetic Surgery Centre.