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It was this elite class that provided the social basis for the production of the symbolic and sophisticated luxury artifacts that define Olmec culture.

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Epi-Olmec Hieroglyphic Writing
The most well-known epi-Olmec object.
The Mother Culture of Mexico: The Olmecs
The Olmecs began around the year of 1300 B.C. and began to die out around 200 B.
Lesson 3 The Olmec of Meso- America
Africanized Maya, Olmecs and Classical Maya
possibility is evident in the rejection of the African origin of the Olmecs hypothesis .

Suggested News Resources

"Spectacular" Three-Cat Monolith Unearthed in Mexico
Carved in a vaguely Olmec style into a stone monolith, the seated jaguars—or possibly mountain lions—may have been part of a decorative hillside wall that was crawling with big-cat carvings, experts suggest.
Olmec-UK To Show VP2-CR Code Reader At PPMA Show
Vision systems integrator, Olmec-UK will be showing its versatile new VP2-CR code reading system for standard and hi-speed character recognition and verification on labels at the PPMA Show.
Olmec-UK to Launch Code Reader for Character Identification and Label Verification
'Legends of the Hidden Temple': No, the Silver Snakes were the best!
Okay, so maybe the stakes weren't quite as high in good ol' Olmec's Temple, and the winners walked away with family vacations and super cool skateboards instead of, well, their lives.
Giant three-cat monolith discovered in Mexico
Archaeologists have discovered a 2800-year-old stone Olmec monolith showing three seated cats and weighing a tonne and a half in Mexico's Morelos state. The monolith - about 1.

Suggested Web Resources

Olmec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monument 1, one of the four colossal Olmec heads at La Venta. This one is nearly 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall.
Olmec Civilization - Crystalinks
Extended description of the Olmec, their art and monuments, their history, religion , and culture.
The Olmec civilization was one of the first civilizations in the Americas.
The ancient Olmec Civilization
The ancient Olmec civilization was a complex society that predated both the Mayans and the Aztecs.
Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico | de Young Museum

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