Olmec

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: The Olmecs were the earliest known major civilization in Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. The Olmec civilization took root on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Scholars points out that the Olmec …

Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Chocoluchy (Some rights reserved) Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. Embedded Tweets HistoryChocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the …

Origins of Maya Civilization Reconsidered: Ritual, Sedentism, and Olmec Connection

Upcoming event Las Vegas, Nevada – The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum lecture series presents “Origins of Maya Civilization Reconsidered: Ritual, Sedentism, and Olmec Connection” a talk by Takeshi Inomata, Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. This event takes place Monday, April 16, 7:30pm at …