The Omlecs

The olmecs are one of the most antiquated civilization in that had inhabited in the Americas. The olmecs were located in the Mexico and Mesoamerica during 1500 BC to about 400 BC. the civilization had try to keep their Africa Root hidden but over numerous year there have been many various level of proof linking them back to their west Africa roots.
http://essaysbyekowa.com/olmecs.htm by Paul A. Barton

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Written language

The earliest known writing from the olmecs had been found Cascajal Block the colossal block. The block as many as 62 different glyphs illustrated that had been drawn on the block.
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Some of the drawing from the block




Religion

All of the olmecs believed in polytheistic. They had practice shamanism and had thought each individual and animal has it on spirit. Organization based on religion that would cause the hierarchical stratification of life. The religion had been focalizing on the shaman.


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A sculpture of olmecs God

http://meta-religion.com/World_Religions/Ancient_religions/Central_america/olmecs_religion.htm








City
The olmecs had a total of 45 city but only 3 were major La Venta in Tabasco Laguna de los Cerros in Veracruz San Lorenzo in Tenochtitlan. The city had manly been used for religious ceremonies. So they had built their cities around various rasied mount.
http://www.smithlifescience.com/8-5Olmecs.htm

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One of the olmecs major city

Art/ Architecture

They are mostly known for their stone craving their unique style of monumental stone head. Have been along the gulf of Mexico but has been connect other Mesoamerica antiquated civilization like the Maya and the Aztec who were very alike the Olmec .
by John E. Clark and Mary E. Pye
http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300114461
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One the carving from the olmecs


Social Classes
The social ranks had been farm being the lowest and sculptors and rulers the highest. The rulers of the olmecs were not kings or queen they were simply I an individual who had a lot of power .

http://www.ahaafoundation.org/MesoAmerican/The_Olmec_Civilization.html
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The sculpture from one of the highest social class
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Government
The governor of the olmecs had been the highest social rank which had been priests and warriors artisans.

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An Olmecs warrior

Public work
All the low rank social classes or the peasants had normal job for the time period. They worked on the land they had but the public works and had fought in the war as soldiers.

http://www.smithlifescience.com/8-5Olmecs.htm

Public work
All the low rank social classes or the peasants had normal job for the time period. They worked on the land they had but the public works and had fought in the war as soldiers.

http://www.smithlifescience.com/8-5Olmecs.htm




Special jobs
The sculptors, rulers and artist were the higher rank jobs of this civilization. Most people have remember the Olmec for their art work and sculptures. It various from cave drawing then crown carving and many stone head then.
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