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A map of the Olmec heartland. The yellow sites are known villages and towns. The smaller red dots mark locations where artifacts or art have been found unassociated with habitation. The river courses and shorelines are modern, as are the names (we don't know the names the Olmecs used).

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  • Arnold III, Philip J. (2002) Location of Isla Agaltepec in the Tuxtla Mountains, Veracruz, Mexico., in "Isla Agaltepec: Postclassic Occupation in the Tuxtla Mountains, Veracruz, México", accessed June 2007 (for elevations).
  • Coe, Michael; Snow, Dean; Benson, Elizabeth; (1986) Atlas of Ancient America; Facts on File, New York, pp. 94-95, (for the locations of the sites).
  • Diehl, Richard A. (2004) The Olmecs: America's First Civilization, Thames & Hudson, London, p.12.
  • Rodríguez Martínez, Ma. del Carmen;Ortíz Ceballos, Ponciano; Coe, Michael D.; Diehl, Richard A.; Houston, Stephen D.; Taube, Karl A.; Calderón, Alfredo Delgado (2006) "Oldest Writing in the New World" in Science, Vol. 313. no. 5793, pp. 1610-1614 (for location of Cascajal).
  • Pool, Christopher A. (2007) Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978-0-521-78882-3. (for location of Cobata and Llano del Jicaro)


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