The Mystery Of The Olmecs

Author: David Hatcher Childress
Editor: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1935487477
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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.
Masks of the Spirit
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Peter T. Markman, Roberta H. Markman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-01-01 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Drawing on secondary works in archaeology, art history, folklore, ethnohistory, ethnography, and literature, the authors maintain that the mask is the central metaphor for the Mesoamerican concept of spiritual reality. Covers the long history of the use of the ritual mask by the peoples who created and developed the mythological
World Civilizations: Volume I: To 1700
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Philip J. Adler, Randall L. Pouwels
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Cengage Learning

For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world's major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels's WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 53 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving instructors the flexibility to assign a wide range of
The Olmec World
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Ignacio Bernal
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1969 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Examines Olmec art, society, and religious beliefs. Traces the efflorescence and decline of the Olmecs, but insists on the basic unity of all Mesoamerican civilization.
World Civilizations
Language: en
Pages: 752
Authors: Philip J. Adler, Randall L. Pouwels
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-28 - Publisher: Cengage Learning

For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world's major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels's WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 53 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving instructors the flexibility to assign a wide range of
The Early Olmec and Mesoamerica
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Jeffrey P. Blomster, David Cheetham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-21 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Breaking new ground in Olmec studies, this book reveals the complexity and diversity of 'America's first civilization'.