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    Olmec Culture Essay

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    Late Formative The great florescence of Formative Olmec culture ended about 400 BC with the rather abrupt decline and abandonment of La Venta, Although the Olmecs still has a sway in some areas of the late formative. Olmec contacts apparently broke down a good example is the ceramics of Central Mexico is no longer considered a symbol of the elite Olmec culture. The most important center of this Epi-Olmec culnd some fifty other monumental stone sculpture. Mesoamericans made the most impactful contribution in the creation of sophisticated writing and the calendrical system. This is where the 365 day calendar system evolved from the 260 day cycle as both systems appear in ancient inscriptions. The 260 day calendar was not subdivided into weeks or months as what we have today but it is divided in into twenty different day names. It was also used to name a child on which ever the day he was born during this cycle. ture was Tres Zapotes, anarchaeological site that presents an exceptionally well-documented two thousand year cultural sequence from Early Formative to Post classic times. In its earlier phases as an Early and Middle Formative era Olmec site, Tres Zapotes shows the features of a move toward a centralized elite monumental core…

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    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,…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Prophecies: Unlocking the Secrets of a Lost Civilization, which talked a lot about Maya history, as well as where they came from. It’s an extremely interesting book, which goes through the history of the Maya, their astrology, mathematics, agriculture, building methods and so on. It said nothing about the Maya being African. That’s because it’s just Afrocentric rubbish. Recent new evidence has said that the Olmecs and the Maya were easy to differentiate in the Classic Period (250 to 900 AD,…

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    An Essay About Worldviews

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    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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    Migration In Africa

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    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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    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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