The Olmecs

The Olmecs

Profusely illustrated, it will become the standard work on this enigmatic culture. 152 illustrations, 20 in color.

Author: Richard A. Diehl

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500285039

Category: History

Page: 208

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The most modern and complete overview of Olmec culture, its accomplishments and impact on later Mexican civilizations, hailed by Michael Coe as the first truly complete and authoritative account of this 3,000-year-old culture, is fast becoming the standard work on the subject.
Categories: History

Mexico

Mexico

A latest edition of an authoritative introduction to Mexico's ancient civilizations includes coverage of the birth of agriculture and writing, new insight into the metropolis of Teotihuacan, and a recent find in the center of the Aztec ...

Author: Michael D. Coe

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079215185

Category: History

Page: 248

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A latest edition of an authoritative introduction to Mexico's ancient civilizations includes coverage of the birth of agriculture and writing, new insight into the metropolis of Teotihuacan, and a recent find in the center of the Aztec capital. Original.
Categories: History

Olmec Civilization for Kids History and Mythology America s First Civilization 5th Grade Social Studies

Olmec Civilization for Kids   History and Mythology   America s First Civilization   5th Grade Social Studies

The Olmecs lived thousands of years ago but you can still meet them, albeit imaginatively, through books.

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781541924048

Category: History

Page: 64

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The Olmecs lived thousands of years ago but you can still meet them, albeit imaginatively, through books. There are a lot to learn from history, and among which are lessons that need to be understood. Be amazed with how advanced the Olmecs were in building their society, in creating religion and even in their beliefs or mythologies. Enjoy this good read today!
Categories: History

America s First Civilization

America s First Civilization

Here is the story of America's oldest - and oddest - civilization, the Olmecs of the southern Mexican jungles.

Author: Michael D. Coe

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781640190009

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 421

Here is the story of America's oldest - and oddest - civilization, the Olmecs of the southern Mexican jungles. Virtually unknown to archaeologists until the early twentieth century, their true importance is only now being realized and shedding new light on how the Indian peoples of the Americas came to be here.
Categories: History

Mexico From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Mexico  From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

This companion to his best-selling The Maya has now been revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. The seventh edition incorporates new findings in a number of disciplines.

Author: Michael D. Coe

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500771594

Category: History

Page: 256

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“Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.” —Library Journal Michael D. Coe’s Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region’s ancient civilizations. This companion to his best-selling The Maya has now been revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. The seventh edition incorporates new findings in a number of disciplines. The solution to the long-standing puzzle of the origin of maize-farming has at last been solved, and spectacular new discoveries shed light on Mexico’s earliest civilization, the Olmec culture. At the great city of Teotihuacan, recent investigations in the earliest monumental pyramid indicate the antiquity of certain sacrificial practices and the symbolism of the pyramid. Expanded information on the Huastec region of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico is included, while discoveries in the sacred precinct of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan have led to a refined understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area.
Categories: History

History s Mysteries

History s Mysteries

People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time Brian Haughton. James,
Peter, and Nick Thorpe. Ancient Mysteries. New York: ... The Olmecs: America's
First Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places Series). London: Thames ...

Author: Brian Haughton

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601631077

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 287

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History's Mysteries is an absorbing and meticulously researched exploration of the archaeology, history, and mysteries of 35 ancient places worldwide. Haughton's book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey, from the 8,000-year-old stone circle of Nabta Playa to India's magical Taj Mahal; from Rhode Island's controversial Newport Tower to the enigmatic Royston Cave in the UK; from the strange medieval castle-village of Rennes-le-Ch�teau to the massive ancient walled city of Great Zimbabwe. Using the latest archaeological evidence, History's Mysteries explores: The incredible archaeological discoveries at the 11,000 year-old sanctuary of G�bekli Tepe in Turkey. The heated debate over the 47-million-year-old 'Ida Fossil'--could it be the missing link in our evolutionary history? The reality behind controversial ancient artifacts such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi, the Oak Island Treasure, and Egypt's "Dendera Lamps." What really happened to the Neanderthals? With 36 photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect reference work for those fascinated by the great mysteries of ancient history.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Ancient World

The Ancient World

might have been used to protect the heads of ballplayers from the hard rubber
balls the Olmec used in their games. Another unusual ... Diehl, Richard A. The
Olmecs: America's First Civilization (Ancient People and Places). London:
Thames ...

Author: Sarolta Anna Takacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317458395

Category: History

Page: 720

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Designed to meet the curriculum needs of students from grades 7-12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 CE. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe. Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include Link in Time, Link in Place, Ancient Weapons, Turning Points, and Great Lives. Each volume also includes maps, timelines and illustrations; and a glossary, bibliography and indexes complete the set.
Categories: History

Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact

Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact

The Olmecs: America's First Civilization. Ancient peoples and places series.
London: Thames ... Green, L.D., (2000), "Mitochondrial DNA affinities of the
people of North-Central Mexico", American Journal of Human Genetics, 66:
989998. Grove ...

Author: Jerald Fritzinger

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329972162

Category:

Page: 318

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Pre-Columbian Trans-Oceanic Contact examines the discovery and settlement of The New World hundreds and even thousands of years before Christopher Columbus was born.
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A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture

... Valley Civilization. Karachi: Oxford University Press; Islamabad: American
Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1998. ... Babylon: Ancient Peoples and Places.
London: Thames ... Diehl, Richard A. The Olmecs: America's First Civilization.
London: ...

Author: Mark M. Jarzombek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470902486

Category: Architecture

Page: 864

View: 823

Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." —Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of Architecture own the territory (of world architecture), it pulls off this audacious task with panache, intelligence, and—for the most part—grace." —Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Revised and updated—the compelling history of the world's great architectural achievements Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition has been updated and revised throughout to reflect current scholarship. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements throughout history. The architectural history of the world comes to life through a unified framework for interpreting and understanding architecture, supplemented by rich drawings from the renowned Frank Ching, as well as brilliant photographs. This new Second Edition: Delivers more coverage of non-Western areas, particularly Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Pre-Columbian America Is completely re-designed with full-color illustrations throughout Incorporates additional drawings by Professor Ching, including new maps with more information and color Meets the requirements set by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for "non-Western" architecture in history education. Offers new connections to a companion Web site, including Google EarthTM coordinates for ease of finding sites. Architecture and art enthusiasts will find A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition perpetually at their fingertips.
Categories: Architecture

Latin American Antiquity

Latin American Antiquity

Richard Diehl's The Olmecs: America's First Civilization is part of Thames &
Hudson's popular “Ancient People and Places” series. The book's style will come
as no surprise to those familiar with Michael Coe's The Maya (2005) and Mexico
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020073158

Category: Indians of Central America

Page:

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Categories: Indians of Central America

Olmecs

Olmecs

The first people that managed to elevate themselves to civilized life were the Olmecs. But why do they remain relatively unknown, hidden in the long and dark corridors of forgotten history? But that is about to change.

Author: Captivating History

Publisher:

ISBN: 1647484537

Category: History

Page: 74

View: 734

The first people that managed to elevate themselves to civilized life were the Olmecs. But why do they remain relatively unknown, hidden in the long and dark corridors of forgotten history? But that is about to change. In this new captivating history book, you will discover the truth about the earliest known civilization in America.
Categories: History

The Mystery of the Olmecs

The Mystery of the Olmecs

Why are many Olmec statues and figurines seemingly of foreign peoples such as Africans, Europeans and Chinese? Is there a link with Atlantis? In this heavily illustrated book, join Childress in search of the lost cities of the Olmecs!

Author: David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781935487470

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

View: 566

Lost Cities author Childress takes us deep into Mexico and Central America in search of the mysterious Olmecs, North America’s early, advanced civilization. The Olmecs, now sometimes called Proto-Mayans, were not acknowledged to have existed as a civilization until an international archeological meeting in Mexico City in 1942. Now, the Olmecs are slowly being recognized as the Mother Culture of Mesoamerica, having invented writing, the ball game and the “Mayan” Calendar. But who were the Olmecs? Where did they come from? What happened to them? How sophisticated was their culture? How far back in time did it go? Why are many Olmec statues and figurines seemingly of foreign peoples such as Africans, Europeans and Chinese? Is there a link with Atlantis? In this heavily illustrated book, join Childress in search of the lost cities of the Olmecs! Chapters include: The Mystery of the Origin of the Olmecs; The Mystery of the Olmec Destruction; The Mystery of Quizuo; The Mystery of Transoceanic Trade; The Mystery of Cranial Deformation; The Mystery of Olmec Writing; more. Heavily illustrated, includes a color photo section.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mesoamerican History

Mesoamerican History

Four captivating manuscripts in one book: Olmecs Zapotec Civilization Maya History Aztec History

Author: Captivating History

Publisher:

ISBN: 1647483158

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 289

Four captivating manuscripts in one book: Olmecs Zapotec Civilization Maya History Aztec History
Categories: History

The Olmec Civilization

The Olmec Civilization

The Olmecs are considered by many to be one of the most fascinating and mysterious ancient civilizations in history. This book provides a very informative look into the culture and life of the Olmecs.

Author: Riette Sinclair

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1466245751

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 632

A New Ancient Civilization Unit Study by Adventures With A Purpose! The Olmecs are considered by many to be one of the most fascinating and mysterious ancient civilizations in history. This book provides a very informative look into the culture and life of the Olmecs. Could they have been the first civilization in the Western Hemisphere to develop a form of writing? Did they build the first pyramids of Central America? Explore the Olmecs' life, religion, art, architecture, economy, and much more while feasting your eyes on colourful photos of Olmec archaeological discoveries. In addition to the fascinating history lessons, the author has provided numerous activity pages for students of various grade levels, including timeline cards, puzzles, notebooking pages, a collection of images, and suggestions for additional reading.
Categories: History

Africans in the Americas Our Journey Throughout the World

Africans in the Americas Our Journey Throughout the World

It's a historical account of African people and their imprint on the development of every society throughout history.

Author: Sabas Whittaker, M.F.A.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595302475

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 447

It's a historical account of African people and their imprint on the development of every society throughout history. It's significant contribution to the study of race, and race-relations, with a highly advanced input and scholarly impressive understanding for students of all ages. It examines Africa's participation in the development of China's first dynasty, Dravidian India, ancient Greek civilizations, and Europe's medieval economy. Readers are introduced to unknown advanced African societies throughout the Middle East and Meso-america's ancient Olmecs, the predecessors of all Native American, or Amerindian civilizations. The detail research focuses on the abolition of slavery worldwide and on the long lasting avenues blacks have traveled in search of freedom, equal rights, and justice throughout the Americas, and the lack of economic power still existent in Latin America and the Caribbean. Africans In The Americas (Our Footprints Throughout The World) identifies our history and outlines solutions that yield enlightenment to all. It is brilliantly written to the understanding of readers of all ages and races. It's primary purpose is to educate and inspire the black youth of today, who do not know that their roots grows deeper than their immediate surroundings and stretches far beyond other civilizations across the globe.
Categories: History

Ancient Mexico

Ancient Mexico

Surveys the civilizations of the ancient peoples of Mexico and their archaeological remains

Author: Maria Longhena

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 1556708262

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 846

Surveys the civilizations of the ancient peoples of Mexico and their archaeological remains
Categories: History

Papers

Papers

Ancient Peoples and Places, General Editor Glyn Daniel. Frederick Praeger, New
York. ... See 1962. America's First Civilization. Smithsonian Institution Press,
Washington, D.C. Olmec Jaguars and Olmec Kings. In The Cult of the Feline; ...

Author: New World Archaeological Foundation

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015801421

Category: Central America

Page:

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Categories: Central America

Izapa Sculpture Text

Izapa Sculpture  Text

Ancient Peoples and Places, General Editor Glyn Daniel. Frederick Praeger, New
York. ... See 1962. America's First Civilization. Smithsonian Institution Press,
Washington, D.C. Olmec Jaguars and Olmec Kings. In The Cult of the Feline; ...

Author: V. Garth Norman

Publisher: Provo, Utah : New World Archaeological Foundation, Brigham Young University

ISBN: UCSC:32106006334087

Category: Chiapas (Mexico)

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Categories: Chiapas (Mexico)

In Search of Quetzalcoatl

In Search of Quetzalcoatl

This work introduces readers to the mysterious heritage of South and Central American civilisation.

Author: Pierre Honore

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 1931882576

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 709

Pre-historic Native American legends tell of white men with beards landing on the shores of the New World, bringing knowledge of science, engineering, and laws, and more. This work introduces readers to the mysterious heritage of South and Central American civilisation.
Categories: History

The Journal of Typographic Research

The Journal of Typographic Research

His current research includes the study of the early Olmec civilization and Maya
iconography. Among his publications are Mexico (1962) and The Maya (1966),
both published in the “Ancient Peoples and Places” series; and America's First ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106006223728

Category: Printing

Page:

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Categories: Printing