Colossal Olmec Heads
Lecture no. 26 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Next, your journey takes you halfway around the world to Mesoamerica to explore the unusual Olmec culture. Here in the low-lying Gulf Coast of Mexico, 17 colossal heads offer a startling look at a fascinating and intricate culture—what anthropologists call a “pristine civilization” for its emergence in isolation from the rest of the world.