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Olmec 1500- 400 B.C. 17:02 La Venta  one of the first large, densely populated settlement  Maize Agriculture Teosinte - source of corn but limited source and so societies who depended on  this plant for corn were a hunter gatherer society and held other jobs as well (this  plant can reproduce, as corn today cannot reproduce) Corn was the main protein source in Mesoamerica and was basically the source  of life Colossal stone heads of human faces Stone was rare in architecture but the stone that was gotten from the mountains 
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Unformatted text preview: was primarily used for colossal heads and alters Heads of sculptures lengthened out to resemble corn There are human forms and infant forms with large, downturn lips (jaguar symbolism) Jaguar is an important theme in Olmec art To wear maize (cleft headdress) and a cape are symbols of authority Las Limas- large stone figure with tattoos all over body and holding an infant 17:02 17:02...
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course CHICANO ST 13 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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