Style Paper: the Mysterious Olmec

Jesus R. Hernandez, Amanda Horton, Michael Springer, University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034

There is a lot that we don’t know about our very own human history. Most of what we consider as historical fact comes from what is left behind by our ancestors like artifacts, written scripts, and tales told from generation to generation, yet there is much to be learned. The Olmec civilization, the earliest known major Mesoamerican civilization, is such a mysterious enigma that has both baffled and intrigued many historians and archaeologists over the years. Though they vanished into obscurity, their influence can be found in the Mayan and Aztec cultures that came after. Leaving behind large stone heads, temples, and a written language that has yet to be deciphered. Historians, scholars, archaeologists, and artists have come together to try to unlock the mysterious world of the Olmec which could critically impact our knowledge of our origins.

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Jesus Hernandez

Institution: University of Central Oklahoma

Type: Poster

Subject: Art History & Visual Arts

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 1
Date/Time: Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm
Session Number: 2060