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Olmecs

A Captivating Guide to the Earliest Known Major Ancient Civilization in Mexico
Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: History, Ancient
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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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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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Its real, its interesting and it motivating.

I am regularly shocked at how much information captivating history team can pack into one book! Time and time again, it's another fine book to contemplate ancient mysteries that are annotated over in other publications.

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Thanks to the Captivating History Team.

A book of its class, the book that I really enjoyed listening to. I used this in combination with my College class. There is a ton of information in this book that I found very intriguing.

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Interesting facts about old civilization.

Interesting book about a very old civilization known as major ancient civilization in Mexico. I have read other books on the Olmecs. I am not a historian but love it, archaeologist but have traveled the area and saw some of those imposing heads.

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Check it out, another blast from CH team.

Let me initially say this is not my first book by Captivating History and I am happy once again with book as well. What an education about the Olmec’s. Different proof of their history with different ideas of Olmec trading with different parts of the world. Concepts of where they came from.

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It is the theory, presented in a great way.

The Captivating History team, definitely supports the diffusionist theory vs the isolationist, and so do I. He makes comparisons of the writing script of the Major Ancient Civilization in Mexico and brings out many similarities. This book is one of the most well illustrated with many Olmecs images in Guatemala never seen before. I enjoy this audible very much.

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  • Terence Lowery
  • 25-06-19

Hmmm, limited in new information.

Well narrated, little new information
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My Olmec statue is amused.

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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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  • Silaoon Rome
  • 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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  • Leroy Carter
  • 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 Torrez
  • 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 Crawford
  • 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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  • Wilda Sullivan
  • 20-07-18

Good to have factual info.

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

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  • Alexander B. Talbot
  • 17-07-18

A sort of appropriation of past cultures.

"Olmec" is a word coming from Spanish texts about the Aztecs, and seemingly meant people of the steamy plains. We have no idea what they called themselves; timetable is not yet set but in the current understanding their prime was around 1150 to 400 BCE. Their stone monuments are the oldest in Mexico and Mesoamerica.

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  • Elle
  • 12-11-18

Olmecs

A poor attempt at denying obvious truth. When will “so called historians” learn? The Olmecs were Africans. Sorry to disappoint.

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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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