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Unformatted text preview: Platforms Ware jaguar-half human, half jaguar The Cascajal block Need a bilingual scripture to decipher Video on La Venta Mucho Carved Jade Monolithic flat topped alters Clay main construction material, also used stone Built about 800 BC-first religious center Built in Phases This period was marker by white sandy clay court flooring Red clay finally put over all Site completely symmetrical Thought to be astronomically aligned Several tombs are thought to be burials of priests-places accurately along center lines-lots of jade found in and around graves-Mirrors made of metals with 9 stones on each side 16 figurines each faced in cluster towards center Jaguar was favorite Olmec Deity Hole was built, filled with stone layers, then the mask put on, then clay, then alter on top....
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