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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 3, front. Like some of the other La Venta altars, the front of this altar represents a male figure seated in a niche. He wears a headdress with chin strap, ear plugs and a chest ornament. The lower arms are broken off; maybe once he was holding something.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 4, north side.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 1, front. While this monument has been badly mutilated, the face on the front of it can still be distinguished, with broad flaring nostrils, a curving nose or lip ornament, and the brows being separated by a cleft.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 4. While the back of this colossal head is flat, the headdress or helmet and the headband are represented entirely around the head.

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz (?)

Trenching a mound, probably at Tres Zapotes.

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz

Tres Zapotes Stela C, as it is being excavated.

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz

Clarence Weiant described the figurines on the left and right as “mold-made mayoid” (from the Tres Zapotes Upper Level). The figurine in the center is a whistle from the Tuxtla region.

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz

Totonac figurines from the Upper Tres Zapotes (post-Olmec) level.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 6. This altar was found approximately one mile north of the main site of La Venta, near a small mound in the Cerro Encantado group.

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz (?)

Trenching a mound, probably at Tres Zapotes.

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz (?)

Two humand and one animal head fragments, probably from Tres Zapotes.

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz

Whistles in the form of humans and animals from the Tuxtla region.

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San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, Veracruz

Colossal head, San Lorenzo Monument 1. Written on slide: “Feb 60P”

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz

Colossal head, Tres Zapotes Monument 3. This head was excavated at Rancho La Cobata, a mound near Tres Zapotes. The site has also been referred to as Cerro El Vigía, and the head is also known as the colossal head or Monument 1 of La Cobata. Written on slide: “Mar 75H8, duplicate”

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz

Colossal head, Tres Zapotes Monument 3. Of the 17 colossal heads discovered to date, the head of la Cobata appears to be the only one that has its eyes closed and thus may in fact represent a deceased person. At 3.4 metres, this head is the tallest of the 17 known heads. Written on slide: “Mar 75H8, duplicate”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Colossal head, La Venta Monument 1 Written on slide: "Duplicate, 1943"

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 1. Stephen Heizer, son of Robert Heizer, was part of the 1955 expedition to La Venta.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Colossal head, La Venta Monument 1. Written on slide: “Nat. Geo. Soc., Aug 62, R.H. Stewart, duplicate, 10, (NGS)M-11.”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Colossal head, La Venta Monument 1. Written on slide: “May 68 P13, duplicate”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 1. Robert Heizer standing next to the colossal head. (1955 expedition) Written on slide: “M-1, 4”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Colossal head, La Venta Monument 2. This head is marked with round holes. Stirling described these holes as having been ground in, or possibly be the results of ersosion of soft inclusions in the basalt. Written on slide: “duplicate”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Colossal head, La Venta Monument 3 Unlike the other colossal heads, there appears to be no indication of a helmet or headdress on this one. Written on slide: “Villahermosa- head, duplicate”


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