Olmec Art and Archaeology in Mesoamerica

Edited by John E. Clark and Mary E. Pye

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This handsome volume presents the creations of Mesoamerica’s most ancient societies in their archaeological contexts. The Olmec—best known for a unique style of monumental stone head and jade were-jaguar—were based along the Gulf of Mexico but have also been linked to other Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Maya and Aztec. This book discusses recent spectacular finds and provides a framework for understanding the history, art, and archaeology of the Olmec.

John E. Clark is professor of anthropology at Brigham Young University and director of the New World Archaeological Foundation. Mary E. Pye is a research associate with the New World Archaeological Foundation.

"Comprehensive in its providing a thorough understanding of the history of this ancient Mesoamerican culture."—Art Times
ISBN: 9780300114461
Publication Date: April 15, 2006
Publishing Partner: Published by the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts / Distributed by Yale University Press
344 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
270 b/w + 11 color illus.
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