Discovering the Olmecs

Discovering the Olmecs
Author : David C. Grove
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Total Pages : 207
Release : 2014-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9780292760813
ISBN 13 : 0292760817
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Olmecs are renowned for their massive carved stone heads and other sculptures, the first stone monuments produced in Mesoamerica. Seven decades of archaeological research have given us many insights into the lives of the Olmecs, who inhabited parts of the modern Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco from around 1150 to 400 BC. Beginning with the first modern explorations in the 1920s, the story of how generations of archaeologists and local residents have uncovered the Olmec past and pieced together a portrait of an ancient civilization that left no written records unfolds. From stories of fortuitous discoveries and frustrating disappoints, helpful collaborations and deceitful shenanigans emerges the unconventional history of Olmec archeology.


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