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La Venta, plan before 400 BC

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Description: The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya and Andean Peoples
From south to north, the coastal plains with their dense forests can be divided into three archaeological regions. (1) The deltas of the rivers of southern Veracruz and Tabasco, on the gulf side of the isthmus of Tehuantepec. These were occupied by the main trunk of Olmec civilization, which had other manifestations from pre-Classic times onwards, in Central America, in Oaxaca, in the Guerrero and Puebla highlands, and in the Valley of Mexico. (2) Central Veracruz, including the Mistequilla …
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