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Data Record ID: 555
Catalogue ID: heizer_0012
Published In: Drucker, Heizer and Squier 1959: plate 1
Site: La Venta, Tabasco
Photographer: Unidentified
Year: 1943 and 1955
Collection: R.F. Heizer collection, National Anthropological Archives
Notes: Part of the basalt column enclosure of the La Venta Ceremonial Court. This partially enclosed area measures 188 feet (east-west) by 135 feet (north-south). During the 1943 expedition, Stirling excavated some of the basalt columns. The 1955 expedition however, uncovered most of the columns.

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