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Anthro #3 Mesoameric

Anthro Exam #3

what two cultures appear in preclassic/formative mesoamerica? Olmec & Zapotec
What were the two Olmec sites? San Lorenzo & La Venta
what are the olmec heads? made of? importance? representations of elite powers-- made of basalt-- suggests stratification and power
what are the 2 calendars in the olmec calendar? Solar (haab) = 360 days in 18 months of 20 days + 5 null days........Lunar (ritual) (tzolkin) = 260 days based on astronomy
what religious organizations are in olmec? - human sacrifice importance - importance of water/growth (green) - jaguar - caves
what is the mesoam. numberical system like? use base 20; use bars and dots
What is the center of zapotec culture? monte alban in valley of oaxaca
Oaxaca: - what two sites? -which dominates first? san jose mogote(1st) & monte alban(2nd)
What are danzantes? What period found? what to they represent? -figures carved in stone -preclassic - show violence and human sacrifice
Created by: bradizzle93