Early Reports on the Olmec
José Maria Melgar y Serrano, 1869
The first known report on an Olmec artifact a colossal head found by a farmer in Hueyapan in the State of Veracruz was by José Maria Melgar y Serrano, a Mexican Explorer. He published his discovery along with illustrations in an 1869 issue of the Seminario Ilustrado. In 1906 the German explorer Eduard Seler visited the head, which was then lost to the archaeological record until Albert Weyerstall described it again in 1932.
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