How did the Olmecs communicate?


How did the Olmecs communicate?


The Olmec civilization was the most powerful and technologically advanced civilization in Mesoamerica from about 2,500 to 400 BCE. The Olmecs likely drew on the Mokaya and Mixe-Zoque cultures and languages. The Olmec civilization gave away to the Maya and Aztec peoples.

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Most of our knowledge about the Olmecs derives from archaeological evidence, meaning their language has been lost. They used only a few glyphs, but...

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