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Olmec society. Although it is assumed by most researchers that the
colossal heads and several other sculptures represent rulers, nothing
has been found like the
Maya stelae which name specific rulers and provide the dates of their rule. Olmecs developed an extensive trading network that spread their influence and led to cultural interactions with other parts of Mesoamerica. The aim was to secure access to valuable products and control and control luxury trade in items such obsidian, green jade, and iron. The slash-and-burn type of farming. People cleared the jungle by burning to create fields and drained the swamps in order to acquire more land. The drainage processes developed by the Olmec were new to Mesoamerica. The cacao beans were used for currency. 10 beans would buy a rabbit or a prostitute. 100 beans would buy you a slave. They were the first civilization to build pyramids. Video