Smithsonian Olmec Legacy
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The paving stones are being taken out from the lower layers of the Southwest Platform.
Basalt columns of the Court or West bastion.
Part of the Southwest Platform held several layers of rough paving stones.
Basalt columns of the Court or West Bastion.
The basalt columns used to (partially) enclose the Ceremonial Court and used in other features at La Venta as well, are natural in origin and five- or six-sided, with one side usually wider than the others. The wider sides appeared to be smoothed down. Furthermore, in some of the features this wider side was turned inward, as if to give the impression of a flat-surfaced wall. (p.16)Seated in front on the right: Eduardo Contreras.
Basalt columns are being hoisted from the Court area.
Jaguar mask mosaic, Southwest Platform.Written on slide “19, X”
The upper layer of the Southwest Platform is being excavated. Seated in the background is Stephen Heizer.
Excavations in progress at the Southwest Platform, showing the different layers of paving bricks. Underneath these layers they encountered the jaguar mask mosaic.Written on slide “21, X”
Crew getting ready to hoist another basalt column from the Court.written on slide “PSW7E”
Southwest Platform.written on slide “May 71 P3”
Basalt columns being excavated at the Court.written on slide “Sc90A”
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