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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Stela 1. Written on slide “3A”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Unidentified.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Left: concave ilmenite mirror from La Venta Offering No. 11. Right: concave magnetite mirror from La Venta Offering No. 9. Drucker, Heizer and Squier suggested that the large plaques worn by figures depicted in stone monuments, represent mirrors of this kind. Written on slide “58E”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Figurine from La Venta Offering No. 4.

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San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, Veracruz

San Lorenzo Monument 11.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Detail of the jaguar mask mosaic, Southwest Platform. Written on slide “105”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Concave ilmenite mirror from La Venta Offering No. 11.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 11, consisting of an ilmenite mirror and 9 celts. Considering their location, layout and content, La Venta Offering No. 9 and No. 11 form a pair.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 21 This offering consists of 22 vessels, some of which were incomplete, and a number of fragments of other vessels. Considering the quality of the workmanship, the vessels were thought to have been made for ceremonial, rather than utilitarian purposes. Written on slide “offering, 0-21 –1”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 1. These serpentine “pseudo-celts” are imitations of the many genuine, well-made celts that were found at La Venta. Written on slide “R.J. Squier, Offering #1, S4RC, 0-1(1)”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 23 This offering consists of a single piece of pottery. Drucker, Heizer and Squier assigned it to the post-Phase IV period of occupation of La Venta. Written on slide “Philip Drucker, Offering No.23, S4R6”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 21 This monument represents a seated human figure with right arm against the chest and left arm on what is apparently a table or a box or an altar. It is carved from fine-grained basalt, and is considerably weathered so most details are lost. Written on slide “May 71P3”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 21 This monument was recovered while the oil company was constructing the airstrip at La Venta.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 7. This monument is also referred to as the basalt column tomb, or Feature A-2-a.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 7 Written on slide “Jun 61, 6-6, 36” Stirling reported that the tomb “contained a limestone covered platform on which were placed several burials enclosed in cinnabar and accompanied by a considerable number of jade offerings.” (page 59)

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 7, the tomb of basalt columns.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 7, the tomb of basalt columns. Written on slide “duplicate”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Stela 1. This stela is 8 feet 3 inches high, 2 feet 11 inches wide at the base and 2 feet 5 inches thick. Written on slide “LV stelae, 38, Mar 70P2, 1970 unidenti. Sculp”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Schematic drawing of La Venta Stela 2. Written on slide “Oct 67P2”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Line drawing of La Venta Stela 2. Written on slide “Sep 67P8”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Schematic drawing of La Venta Stela 2. Written on slide “Oct 67P2”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Aireal view of the surroundings of La Venta and several mounds. Written on slide “#16, Feb 68P5, H9”

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La Venta, Tabasco

View of the La Venta pyramid before clearing the vegetation. Written on slide “Feb 68P5, 30, H14”

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La Venta, Tabasco

View of La Venta pyramid as the brush was being cleared off. Written on slide “Feb 68P5 ”

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La Venta, Tabasco

View of the La Venta pyramid shortly after clearing off the brush. Written on slide “Feb 68P5”


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