Olmec

NOUN
  1. a member of an early Mesoamerican civilization centered around Veracruz that flourished between 1300 and 400 BC
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How To Use Olmec In A Sentence

  • While disappointing for epigraphy fans, the find adds 101 characters to the Isthmian syllabary and should represent a step toward retrieving Olmec history.
  • To give more attention to "just" aesthetic concerns would be to "endorse precisely the concept of the eighteenth-century curiosity cabinet, in which Assyrian shards, tropical seashells, a piece of Olmec jade, geodes, netsuke, an Attic oil lamp, bird of paradise feathers, and a Maori patu might lay side by side in indifferent splendour. Philosophy and Literature
  • Villagers in the Mexican state of Veracruz discovered the tablet sometime before 1999, while quarrying an ancient Olmec mound for road-building material.
  • It is believed that the original game, known as ulama (from the Nahuatl word "olli" meaning rubber), was invented by the Olmecs (the word Olmec is also believed to be derived from the Nahuatl word "olli") around 1500BC. History of Sport Resulting in Sudden Death Near Puerto Vallarta
  • It is believed that the original game, known as ulama (from the Nahuatl word "olli" meaning rubber), was invented by the Olmecs (the word Olmec is also believed to be derived from the Nahuatl word "olli") around 1500BC. History of Sport Resulting in Sudden Death Near Puerto Vallarta
  • It still looked impressive, but the central aisle, with its exhibition of ancient Olmec sculpture, had the air of a glamorous, soaring main concourse of a train station. Edward Goldman: Three Exhibitions Hardly Acknowledging Each Other
  • ``'The giant stone heads from the Olmec culture of Mexico show definite features of black Africans,'" said Pitt. INCA GOLD
  • They claim the Olmec left a clue from across the Atlantic long before Columbus.
  • Could the Olmec heads depict African visitors from across the Atlantic?
  • It documented changes in subsistence patterns and the development of agriculture and village life which underpinned the rise of Olmec, Zapotec, and Maya civilizations.
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