The Olmec Tribe

WHO WERE THE OLMECS?

We are doing a report on the Olmec tribe. Today we are going to research on the Olmec tribe .You are going to see how great the Olmec tribe is . Let us take you back when the Olmec lived. Now close your eyes and put your imagination caps on,and be amazed !
WHERE DID THE OLMEC LIVED?

The Olmec Tribe lived in the south-central in the Mexico state.

WHAT WAS THE CLIMATE LIKE FOR THE OLMEC PEOPLE?
The area the Olmec Tribe lived in was very wet with heavy rainfalls.

THE LANDFORMS IN THE OLMEC CIVILZATION?
They lived on hot humid coast in Mexico.They also had rainforest,pretty grasslands and foggy swamps.

WHAT WHERE THE JOBS?
What type of job do you think the Olmec people have?Well let us see into their world.The Olmec were good at stone constructing
huge carvings of heads of the gods they worship.

WHAT WHERE THE HOBBIES THEY HAD?
On their spare time the Olmec people would carve the worship of their gods.



olmec_map.jpgThey lived in south-central Mexico.


THE FOOD THEY ATE?corn,beans,squash_images.jpgThey ate corn(maize),beans ,squash,and other crops.

WHAT SHELTER DID THEY HAVE?
They had small houses,caves that were made of ground




















They created artworks,gods heads,farmed food.
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  • RELIGON
The featured animals and animal symbols.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Olmec lived with jaguars,eagles,snakes and sharks too.
The Olmec civilization was one of the first civilizations in the Americas. They thrived between 1200 to 400 BC and settled in the forests, savannas, and rivers of the Gulf of Mexico. They mainly used stone and clay in their architecture. Their architectural style included large clay platforms and terraces, usually painted bright shades of red, yellow, and purple. For special buildings, such as ceremonial centers, the Olmecs used multicolored clays on the floors to add commotion to the building. Other characteristics of the ceremonial centers were stone-mosaic floors and basalt (a kind of stone) columns.


The Olmecs were the first civilization to build pyramids. Their pyramids resembled volcanoes. The other buildings, probably used as houses for the Olmec people, were rectangular huts made from plants and adobe. There were also buildings with wooden walls covered with clay and palm roofs. Underneath the cities and towns, the Olmecs built an underground, stone drainage system.

Oftentimes, many underdeveloped human figures that resembled jaguars were depicted in Olmec architecture. This figure has been thought of as a rain spirit, which was a prototype to the later rain gods of Mesoamerican civilizations. The Olmecs used animals scarcely in their buildings unlike many other groups. Their animal selection was limited to jaguars, monkeys, serpents, falcons, and eagles.

The Olmec people were most famous for their huge busts, mainly of rulers, which had thick lips and broad flat noses. The remarkable thing is that, oftentimes, the stone quarries were far from the site of the statue (as far as eighty miles), and the huge stones had to be transported for long distances.



This is a video of the Olmec civilzation.




























A image of a Olmec head.



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Presentation by:
Lisette,Marian, Hailey .
Thank you for your time!!