Notes on Olmecs, Riehl

Notes on Olmecs, Riehl - Introduction to African Oceanic...

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Introduction to African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art Notes on The Olmecs: The Art of MesoAmerica from Olmec to Aztec (Diehl) La Venta one of the greatest centers of monumental stone sculptures in the Olmec World La Venta’s sculptors created flat, single dimension depictions San Lorenzo: fully sculpted, in the round o Reflect different sources of stone availability to artisans o Different approaches to carrying out the basic mission of depicting rulers and supernatural patrons Olmec Civilization run its course by 400 BC o La Venta, San Lorenzo abandoned o Civilization collapsed: environmental changes and human action: cultural process that reflected human actions to the natural changes (civil unrest, etc) Olmec villages similar to rural villages (prior modernization) o Few house lots above flood-lands o Main building, lean-to shelters, courtyards, gardens o Good and healthy diet: mostly maize o Adapted well to humid tropical climate o
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