The Olmecs: America's first civilization
New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004. 7-202
By line: Richard A. Diehl
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2000. Computer File
Visual arts (5311);
Settlement patterns (361);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Diehl provides a current synthesis of
archaeological evidence and scholarship on the Olmec. Beyond the portions
describing in detail the sequential development and importance of the urban
centers of Olmec culture, San Lorenzo and La Venta, Diehl also lucidly discusses
the evidence for the early development of the Olmec culture at San Lorenzo and
El Manatí, and the declining or 'Epi-Olmec' culture at Tres Zapotes.
In-depth and topically organized sections describe and interpret Olmec culture,
Olmec art, and Olmec influences throughout Mesoamerica.
Document ID: nu95-043
Component part(s), monograph
references (p. 195-202).
'Olman' (Olmec Core Area or
heartland) - use 'IDENTIFICATION (101)' and/or 'TERRITORIAL HIERARCHY
Leon G. Doyon ;