Colossal Heads

Maps of Olmec region

Olmec Life

The Sacred Jaguar
 

VIDEOS
The Olmecs : Secrets of the Ancient Olmecs
 

ARTICLES
Asking New Questions About the Mesoamerican Pre-Classic
From Olmec to Epi-Olmec at Tres Zapotes, Veracruz, Mexico
Congenital Deformities and the Olmec Were-Jaguar Motif (1981)
Mystery of the Olmec (Time, July 1, 1996)
Olmec Civilization, Veracruz, Mexico: Dating of the San Lorenzo Phase (1967)
Olmec Settlement Data from La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico (1988)
The Prehistory of the Southeastern Maya Periphery (1974)
Public Monuments and Sacred Mountains
Pottery Presented as Evidence Of Olmec Culture's Influence (The Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2005)
So-Called Jaguar-Human Copulation Scenes in Olmec Art
In an Ancient Mexican Tomb, High Society (N.Y. Times, May 17, 2010)
Grove, David C. Chalcatzingo, Morelos, Mexico: A Reappraisal of the Olmec Rock Carvings, American Antiquity, Oct. 1968
 

CALENDAR
Olmec calendar
 

WRITING
New Evidence of Early Form of Writing in Mexico (N.Y. Times, Dec. 6, 2002)
Roots traced back to glyphs of Mexico’s Olmec civilization (MSNBC, Dec. 5, 2002)
Writing on Stone May Be Oldest in the Americas (N.Y. Times, Sept. 14, 2006)

SITES:
MEXICO
La Venta, Tabasco
La Venta Park, Villahermosa, Tabasco
Museo Regional Carlos Pellicer Camara, Villahermosa
Angel R. Cabada Municipality, Veracruz
Museo Regional Tuxteco, Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz
Potrero Nuevo, Veracruz
San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Veracruz
Tres Zapotes, Veracruz
Tuxtla Mountains, Veracruz
Xalapa Anthropology Museum, Veracruz
Chalcatzingo, Morelos
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
 

TAKALIK ABAJ, GUATEMALA
Monument 23 (Similar to La Venta Altar 5)
 

MONTE ALTO, GUATEMALA
Structure 3 pot-belly figure
 

CHALCHUAPA, EL SALVADOR
Tazumal Museum
 

ARCHAEOLOGISTS
Matthew Stirling
 

ARTIFACTS
Bottles
EFFIGY VESSELS
      Contorted Figures and Vessels
      Bird Effigy Vessels
      Fish Effigy Vessels
      Human Organ Effigies and Vessels
FIGURES
      Kneeling  Bearded Figures
      Reclining Figures
      Seated Figures
      Standing Figures
JEWELRY
      Ornaments
      Pectorals
      Pendants
MASKS
      Oaxaca Werejaguar Maskette
      Maskettes
      Mini Masks
Objects of Everyday Use
Perforators
Plaques
Portraits
Spoons
Tecomates

BALL GAME
Ballplayers
Yokes

ROYALTY
Enthroned and Seated Figures
Standing Figures
Symbols of Royalty

RELIGION
Celts
      Incised Celts
Dwarfs
Hunchbacks
Jaguars
Objects of Ritual Use
Olmec Dragon
      Olmec Dragon Bottles
      Olmec Dragon Bowls
      Olmec Dragon Tecomates
Shamans
      Transformation figures
      INSTRUMENTS OF THE SHAMAN
      Mirrors
      Spirit Companions
      Pulidores
Werejaguars (Supernaturals)
      Werejaguar Axes
      Werejaguar Bowls
      Werejaguar Masks
      Werejaguar Maskettes
      Werejaguar Standing Figures
      Werejaguar Ornaments
      Werejaguar Pendants
      Werejaguar Plaques
Winged Figures

LINKS
Olmec Civilization
The Olmec
The Pre-Classic or Formative Period (1500 BC-300 AD)