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Summary

Did you know the Olmecs might have been the first people to introduce writing? 

The first people who managed to elevate themselves to civilized life were the Olmecs. But why do they remain relatively unknown, hidden in the long and dark corridors of forgotten history? 

The truth is that few historians are ready to tackle the task of uncovering the true story of the Olmecs. Thus, it can be hard for people to find an easy-to-listen-to and cohesive resource on this fascinating civilization. 

But that is about to change. In this new captivating history audiobook, you will discover the truth about the earliest known civilization in America. 

Olmecs: A Captivating Guide to the Earliest Known Major Ancient Civilization in Mexico includes: 

  • Revolutionary findings provided by modern archaeological detective techniques
  • A simple explanation of who the Olmecs were and from where they came
  • Fascinating discoveries of Olmec art
  • Startling theories about the structure of Olmec society and how they interacted with their neighbors
  • The truth of why the Olmecs were so rich and the powerful components to their success
  • What there is to know about the Olmec military
  • Amazing insights into everyday life of the Olmecs
  • Religion and beliefs and how they played an essential role in Olmec society
  • Remarkable innovations of the Olmecs
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the Olmecs, click "Buy Now"!

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All fresh information for me.

I really enjoyed this book about the Olmec culture. I had never heard about this culture prior to reading this great book.

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Masterworks of Ancient Mexico.

This book has described with details from the Olmec. It starts by making a statement about the origins of the Olmec people that is likely to be refuted by new scientific research.

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A great refrence book.

Olmec civilization, and this is one of my favorites. I often use this as a reference when studying ancient PreColumbian tools and art in museums and personal collections. It is well written and well investigated.

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Got what I paid for.


I was looking through this beautiful audible, the given information is great, described with details full. The early Olmec art seemingly had "better" technique than later art: more confident, well made and carefully formed.

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Great for art lover, not for historian.

It is a beautiful book of the art of the Olmecs, and there is so much details about earliest known major ancient civilization in Mexico. It is the history book with great art work in words.

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Fantastic happenstances.

The Olmec were the first high culture in MesoAmerica. They built their culture in the Veracruz/Tabasco area of Mexico. They were expert carvers - their work shows personality. Were the gigantic heads Buddha-type heads? We're they for an avenue of kings?
They made thrones, gigantic heads, fine art in jade, and figurines. Their looks suggest both Asians and Africans were settled here.

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Cool and informative.

Imperturbable. I mean there's not much better description of this book. Amazing data, information, and details on the Major Ancient Civilization in Mexico.

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It is good to listen to this book.

I certainly love this audible, all of his books from Captivating History are great. I do not know how they have amassed so much information. They not only gives their view point about things, but experts options, too.

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  • 21-07-18

Very glad someone is willing to tell truth!

Captivating History team who represents the other extreme books of explanation of history. Clearly the Olmecs represented a multicultural society and clearly the Olmecs sites in Tabasco where partly destroyed of so called US-archaeologists in the 40’s and 50’s. For more details google it ;) .

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Lost cities are cool to visit.

I give Captivating History team a big thumbs up for they are essentially a team who goes into the field. They have been around the world and I’m sure have come to conclusions that many less versed and traveled men have not. There books are always fun reads and their lost cities are always cool.

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  • Mark W. Patton
  • 09-10-18

Avoided Information

Good information but one of the most outstanding characteristics of the Olmecs was their human sacrifice practices.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-08-18

despite author bias still interesting history

the author spewed opinion as though it was fact specifically on the west African influence. he omitted details that sughest ties to the olmec civilization. Dr. Ivan van sertima wrote a book called they came before Columbus that touched on historical evidence he either missed or omitted

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  • Raishe
  • 20-07-18

Loaded with excellent information.

This book is a great introduction to various ancient cultures especially focusing on Major Ancient Civilization in Mexico. It is loaded with excellent information.

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  • Silaoon
  • 20-07-18

Lots of great information in a two hours audio.

If you are interested n knowing about the many indigenous peoples of Mexico and follow their development chronologically, this is this audible to have. It does not deal with the Major Ancient except as influences.

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  • Robert
  • 20-07-18

Excellent book, deserves five stars.

I like this book because its a captivating guide to the earliest known major ancient civilization in Mexico.

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  • Leroy
  • 20-07-18

A Five Stars Book, A Classic.

I suspect that the common people of those times deserved a better religion and government than the one they had, steeped as it was in the blood of captives. This book is well worth the read, unbiased, scholarly, and balanced.

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  • Randall
  • 20-07-18

Great read and wonderfully described.

Book does have flow smoothly from period to period. The author is obviously a knowledgeable person. It appears he wants his/her reader to be as knowledgeable as he is.

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  • Janet
  • 20-07-18

Really informative with great interest.

Easy to understand the style of narrator and informative with appropriate descriptions from the history. Discussion of prior published works highlights the human factor in the science.

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  • Mamie
  • 20-07-18

Great Book! Fascinating.

Fascinating history book, well written and well described the events. I had no idea so much archaeology has been done in the Ancient Civilization in Mexico.

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  • Wilda
  • 20-07-18

Good to have factual info.

Fantastic book, The captivating history team has always been the top authority in their subjects.