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"Middle America" the region extending from modern-day Mexico through Central America
The first Mesoamerican civilization. Between 800 and 400 B.C.E., the Olmec people of central Mexico created a vibrant civilization that included intensive agriculture, wide-ranging trade, ceremonial centers, and monumental construction.
Way of life that strongly influences later cultures
The first Olmec ceremonial center
Basalt colossal heads
Olmec stone head
- big stone stone heads from mts.
- traded to get stone, had to transfer stone
- very heavy, mystery how they got stone
- invented ball games
- maybe Africans came to New world and influenced them
an Olmec city that was a ceremonial center after the one at San Lorenzo
the Olmec chief god
Where the Zapotec began; fertile soil, mild climate, ample rainfall- Meditteranean climate
The first large urban center in the Americas, developed by the Zapotec
where are Zapotecs now?
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