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The Olmecs : America's first civilization

Author: Richard A Diehl
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2005.
Series: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson), 112.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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"The Olmecs presents the first modern overview of information from recent archaeological field projects and studies of Olmec art. In addition to detailed consideration of Olmec life, culture and art, it examines the Olmec presence in the surrounding areas of Mexico and their role in the formation of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilization. Profusely illustrated, this survey will become the standard work on this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Diehl
ISBN: 0500285039 9780500285039 0500021198 9780500021194
OCLC Number: 62628478
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. San Lorenzo's realm --
3. La Venta's realm --
4. Olmec daily life and culture --
5. Olmec art --
6. The Olmecs abroad : eastern Mesoamerica --
7. The Olmecs abroad : western Mesoamerica --
8. Epi-Olmec culture.
Series Title: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson), 112.
Responsibility: Richard A. Diehl.

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Offers an overview of Olmec culture, its accomplishments and impact on later Mexican civilizations, hailed by Michael Coe as the account of this 3,000-year-old culture, is fast becoming the standard  Read more...

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