Epi-Olmec culture

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  • Similarities And Differences To The Ubaid Period Chiefdom Of Mesopotamia

    east, Mesopotamia and Egypt. On the other hand, the new world refers to the civilization of Mesoamerica, such as, Maya, Aztec, and Inca. Both civilizations might be characterized their societies into more complexity in early period. They captured similarities and differences of the development of societies. Therefore, the interesting point I would like to discuss is the Olmec civilization in comparing to the Ubaid period chiefdom of Mesopotamia in terms of rulership, political power, religion, and economy, based on the information from the archaeological records. The Ubaid period of Mesopotamia began early 5000 B.C. to 3500 B.C. in the southern Mesopotamia. Sumerians developed the first complex societies of the Mesopotamia. The level of complexity was complicated to discuss because it stands in the transition from chiefdom and the state. We are still categorized the societies in the early Ubaid period in the size of chiefdom. The Ubaid was formed the social complexity with the elites being the top of the societies. The elites was really important role of Ubaid period. We know that the civilization of Ubaid…

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  • Mother Culture Model

    inhabited by the Olmec – an archaeological culture that differs from a conventional culture as it is a classification term used to describe consistently reoccurring material culture and is not a coherent population (Backes et al. 2012; Blomster et al. 2005; Cheetham et al. 2009; Flannery et al. 2005; Pool 2007; Stoltman et al. 2005). The Olmec are generally recognized…

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  • Olmec Civilization Analysis

    OVERVIEW/ OLMEC SETTLEMENT Lines, imagery, figurines, pottery, and statutes; the Olmec Civilization had it all. Art can be infinitely defined. But have you ever heard of the monumental heads of the Olmec Civilization? Allow me to give you a taste of this incredible civilization with hidden treasures it hides within the tropical region of Mexico. Many know of monumental sculptures such as the Easter Island heads and the infamous Stonehenge, but where do these large Olmec heads fit into these…

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  • Essay On Mayan Civilization

    The Mayans are one of the most well known ancient civilizations. They are credited with astonishing developments such as learning to grow crops in inhospitable places, determining time with two complex calendar systems and communicating with one of the earliest written languages. The Mayans were ahead of their time with their knowledge and their rich culture. The Mayans paved the way for modern advancements for today’s world. The Mayan civilization emerged in Mesoamerica around 1500 BCE. Their…

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  • Young Man Stone Statue Analysis

    The Heard Museum received a statue of a young man in a kneeling pose, made of the volcanic rock andesite as a donation from a patron. The art style is from Olmec culture, which is classified as part of the Early Preclassic period in Mesoamerican history. The Olmec people lived in the modern-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco on the Golf Coast of Mexico between 1500B.C.E and 400B.C.E. The young man stone statue found on El Azuzul in Veracruz, and is commonly known as part of a set of statues…

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  • Snite Museum Reflection Paper

    More specifically, this sculpture depicts the cranium of a non-particular ruler. This metamorphosis is most likely the effect of an attempt to enter the spirit world to secure the favor of the gods for his people. The artist or architect of this piece was not mentioned on the placard nor anywhere in the vicinity of the piece’s case. It’s safe to assume the creator’s name has long been forgotten. The one piece of information that is known is that this piece was created in honor of the olmec…

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  • Olmec Essay

    The Olmec were the first major Mesoamerican culture, their beliefs, art, structure and agriculture influenced civilizations that came later. They are known for their engineering skills and their huge sculpted heads carved from black volcanic rock. They are also the first known Mesoamerican culture to develop a writing system.The Mayan civilization developed very special religious centers and religious systems that grew into huge cities with many people. Mayans are known for the writing system…

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  • Migration In Africa

    religion of the Olmec as they believed springs, mountaintops and caves were portals to the supernatural realm. Shamans or priest served as intermediaries between this world and the next which was for the benefit of their people. Shamans used two methods in which they would enter the spirit world and summon the god who would provide rain for the growth of crops for villager’s sustenance, which is why priests were highly revered by the people. One method the shaman practiced was the use of…

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  • An Essay About Worldviews

    existed, a very interesting worldview arose. This worldview is also theistic, but instead of worshiping just one god, “more than 165 Gods,” (Mayans Religion) are honored. This ancient religion is the Mayan religion in a culture significantly more advanced than any other culture in the world at that time. (Maya) There are many religious practices in the Mayan culture that would be considerably revered in today’s culture ethically, but it is important to understand how and why the Mayan people…

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  • Mesopotamian Culture

    from the Greek work, middle. Mesoamerican culture, as well as Mesopotamian, sprang up in the heart of their respective locations. Shared regional settlement is only one of the multiple similarities that these two early civilizations share. This essay will discuss not only the similarities of art and architecture, but also will discuss fundamental differences that occur. The Olmec civilization thrived from c. 1500 BC to 400 BC, in the modern day Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco. Due to lack…

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