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Olmecs

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Olmecs

  1. 1. Name means “rubber people” The Olmecs
  2. 3. Location <ul><li>Settled along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico </li></ul>
  3. 4. Modern-day countries include <ul><li>Mexico </li></ul>
  4. 5. Economy <ul><li>Influenced area through trade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Olmec jade carvings found throughout Central America </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Religion <ul><li>Polytheism </li></ul><ul><li>Performed ritual sacrifices </li></ul><ul><li>Played pok-a-tok game </li></ul><ul><li>Built temple and pyramids </li></ul><ul><li>Went on pilgrimages </li></ul>
  6. 7. Achievements <ul><li>Constructed “Colossal Heads” </li></ul><ul><li>Developed calendar </li></ul>

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