Early Reports on the Olmec
Frans Blom and Oliver La Farge, 1925
Frans Blom and Oliver La Farge, both anthropologists from Tulane University, were primarily interested in the Maya. In 1925 they were in search of a site that had been described by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, when he passed through it in 1519. A local guide led them to a site called La Venta where they found stelae, altars and a colossal stone head. They described these finds in Tribes and Temples in 1926, but as they were unfamiliar with the Olmec style, they ascribed them to the Maya instead.
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