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"The Legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec, and Chavin"

You Tour portfolio on the "The Legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec and Chavin". ENJOY!!
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Transcript of "The Legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec, and Chavin"

"The Legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec, and Chavin"
∞ Great Civilization of Olmec ∞
∞ Great Civilization of Zapotec ∞
The Zapotec people were also another thriving Mesoamerican civilization. The Zapotec are believed to be influenced by Olmec civilization. This piece of artifact is a funerary urn that was used for commemoration of the dead. This urn was created by the hands of the Zapotec people between the 100 and 700 AD. You can now find this urn in the Museum of Americas in Madrid.
Great Civilization of Chavin
Another important Mesoamerican civilization would have to be the Chavin society. This artifact that was left behind in ruins was the beautiful Temple of Chavin (which is where the civilization got its modern name). The ruins of the Temple of Chavin can be found in the northeast highlands of Peru in South America. This temple was created around 600 BCE and built by the very hands of the Chavin people. This temple was used for religious ceremonies and the worship of Chavin Gods. As you can see the use of stone for building making was very common among other Mesoamerican civilizations.
"The Legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec, and Chavin"
Take a before hand look on what you will be seeing on your tour of the famous three ancient Mesoamerican civilizations: Olmec, Zapotec & Chavin!! ENJOY.
Sincerely,
Angelique Jean Jacques
**Tour Guide Expert**
"The Legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec, and Chavin"
Now you know what you'll see! Hope to see you there real soon.

Sincerely,
Angelique Jean Jacques, **Tour Guide Expert**
Another type of Olmec art would have to be these stone objects that are engraved with Glyphs and varies differently from other Mesoamerican civilizations. This Glyph is craved into smooth stone and written in red paint. This Glyph was created by Olmec people between 900and 500 BCE and can now be found in the Dallas Museum. These Glyphs were used to tell a religious story of the Olmec people.
The most recognizable artifact of the Olmec people would have to be these large mass stone head that are believed to be carvings of Olmec kings or Gods. These stone heads were created around 900 BC by the Olmec people themselves. This artifact has shown archeologist that the Olmec people had a complex society that was more advanced than other civilizations at the time of Mesoamerica and that the Olmec were polytheistic, who worshiped more than one God. Most of these stone heads can be found in San Lorenzo and La Venta, two important ancient settlements of the Olmec people.
This mass court is also an artifact of the Zapotec people. This ball field was created by the Zapotec people between 500 and 600 BCE. This ball court was used for both playing sports and recreation activities. You can still find this Zapotec Ball Court in the ancient city of Monte Alban. Archeologists believe that at the time this Ball Court was created, the walls were smooth so that the ball was able to bounce of the walls during the sport.
This artifact is another piece of art from the Chavin people. This crown is estimated to be created by the Chavin people around 800 BCE. This crown is made out of real ancient gold and was used as a crown on a Chavin leader. You can now locate this crown at the Larco Museum Collection in Lima.
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