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Ancient Mesoamerican Sculpture Uncovered in Southern Mexico

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« on: February 16, 2011, 12:10:14 am »

This photo and drawing illustrate a recently discovered 3,000-year-old Olmec-style stone monument from Ojo de Agua, the site of an early planned settlement in what is now the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The carved monument provides information about Olmec culture in the area and includes symbols of maize, deities or other important figures, and possible features of the natural world. (Credit: John Hodgson; Drawing: Kisslan Chan and John Clark, New World Archaeological Foundation)
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