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San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, Veracruz

San Lorenzo Monument 14. Stirling noted that both La Venta ALtar 4 and this altar “have had the carvings at one end carefully defaced, and in the area thus produced, deep rectangular niches were excavated.” (page 16) Written on slide “San Lorenzo 14, Mar 70P2”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Celts from La Venta Offering No. 2 Stone celts are among the most abundant types of artifacts found at La Venta. During the 1943 and 1955 field seasons, several hundred of these objects have been found.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Celts from La Venta Offering No. 2 Among the 51 specimens of Offering No. 2, 20 showed nicks and chips, signs of apparent hard usage. This would indicate that they were not for ceremonial use only. Written on slide “25”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Cross section of one of the celts from La Venta Offering No. 2. (see heizer_0004) The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Engraved design on one of the celts from La Venta Offering No. 2. The incision on the face of the celt of this head, in profile, is what Drucker, Heizer and Squier decribe as “absolutely classic conventional Olmec style.” (page 142) The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Engraved design on one of the celts from La Venta Offering No. 2. The rectangle with grounded corners is a concavity of 9/16 inch deep, ground in the celt. (see heizer_0001 and heizer_0133) The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Engraved design on one of the celts from La Venta Offering No. 2. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Engraved design on one of the celts from La Venta Offering No. 2. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Engraved design on one of the celts from La Venta Offering No. 2 The figure incised on the face of this celt appears to be a personage wearing a mask in the form of a bird’s head. (see heizer_1270) The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 2 Part of Offering No. 1 is visible on the left. Offering No. 2A, consisting of 5 celts, is located to the right of Offering No. 2. Written on the slide “10”

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La Venta, Tabasco

One of the 5 decorated celts from La Venta Offering No. 2. See (heizer_0007) for a drawing of the engraved design of this celt.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 2. This small dedicatory offering consists of two layers of celts, 31 pieces in the upper layer and 20 in the lower one. Offering No. 1 is visible in the backround and Offering No. 2A in the foreground.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Celts in the lower layer of La Venta Offering No. 2. Of the 51 celts in this offering, 14 specimens were of jade, 20 of serpentine and 17 of other materials. Written on slide “8”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 6. This offering included a pair of earspool assemblies, some pendants and some beads. Written on slide “Philip Drucker, S1ARA, PD 131, Aug 1955”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 6. This offering was placed on a layer of cinnabar. The layout of the objects suggests a burial, but since no bone material or tooth caps were found with the objects, Drucker, Heizer and Squier considered it to be a pseudo-burial. Written on slide “3, SC82c, 0-6, 1”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 5. This offering was located in the Northeast Platform at La Venta, and consists of a number of jade objects surrounded by small pieces of volcanic tuff. Written on slide “1955 offerings, R.J. Squier, Offering #5, 0-51, S5RE, Sc82”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 5. The jade objects of this offering were spread out on a layer of cinnabar. The large and small bowls to the southeast of the offering may be part of Offering No. 5, or may have been a separate offering. Written on slide “Sc.82B”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 8 This offering consists of three groups of celts or celt-like objects. In this photo the third group is just visible at the edge of the pit in the bottom of the photo.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 9. Considering their location, layout and content, La Venta Offering No. 9 and No. 11 form a pair. They both consist of 9 celts and a mirror.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 9. Eduardo Contreras kneeling in front of Offering No. 9.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Jade objects from La Venta Offering No. 7. Written on slide “Philip Drucker, S1ARA, MUS 16, Aug 1955”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 7. Written on slide “Sc82E”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Drawing of the engraved design on one of the jade celts from La Venta Offering No. 4. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Drawing of the engraved design on one of the jade celts from La Venta Offering No. 4. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.


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