Olmec Timeline

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  • 1200 BCE - 300 BCE
    The Olmec Period which saw the rise of the Olmec culture's work in stone, first major cities appear.
  • c. 1200 BCE
    The Olmec civilization springs from the grouping of ancient villages along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • c. 1200 BCE
    San Lorenzo becomes the great ceremonial centre of the Olmec civilization.
  • c. 1200 BCE - c. 400 BCE
    The Olmec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
  • c. 900 BCE
    The centre of San Lorenzo is detroyed and monuments are defaced. La Venta becomes the Olmec capital.
  • c. 300 BCE - 400 BCE
    La Venta is destroyed, monuments are defaced and the Olmec civilization ends.

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1200 BCE - 300 BCE: The Olmec Period which saw the rise of the Olmec culture's work in stone, first major cities appear.
 
 
1200 BCE: The Olmec civilization springs from the grouping of ancient villages along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
 
 
1200 BCE: San Lorenzo becomes the great ceremonial centre of the Olmec civilization.
 
 
1200 BCE - 400 BCE: The Olmec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
 
 
900 BCE: The centre of San Lorenzo is detroyed and monuments are defaced. La Venta becomes the Olmec capital.
 
 
300 BCE - 400 BCE: La Venta is destroyed, monuments are defaced and the Olmec civilization ends.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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