The Olmecs | Teotihuacan | Western Mexico
The Maya | Aztecs | Cosmology

  THE OLMECS VOCABULARY:

 

San Lorenzom, Veracruz
1550/1150-900 BC

La Venta

Tabasco

1000/900-400 BC

Chalcatzingo

Mother Culture (Cultura Madre) Theory

Tonala River

Tuxtla Mountains

Tamoanchan

Olli

Stela

Altars 4, 5

 

Mosaic Mask (Jaguar or Generic, Abstract, Supernatural form)

Rain Baby (Were-Jaguar) imagery

Offering 4

Las Limas Figure

Kunz Axe

Colossal Heads

Jaguar images

Jade
Greenstone
Serpentine
Basalt