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Week 2

Sorry for the lateness of this blog. We have had a crazy busy week.

Relic Hunting:

We studied the Olmec culture. We added drawing to our relic hunting sketchpads and sculpted Olmec heads. 153 more words

Home School

¡Viva México!

Although Mexico has a history that goes way back they are a relatively younger nation, having only fully gained their independence in 1821.  Their history may be a violent one, but they had to go through a lot to be where they are today. 838 more words


Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico, 22-25 August 2016

Temporary post.  images only.  Not even image descriptions.

Museo Nacionale de Antropologia.

Tenochtitlan. 34 more words


The Olmec were not African

There are many people who claim that the Olmec of Mexico are Africans who have occupied the Americas before the Colombian  Exchange. That’s simply 1000% wrong. 217 more words


Olmec Sportsman

This guy comes from the Olmec culture of ancient Mexico, which is regarded as the “founder culture” of ancient Mesoamerican civilization. They laid the foundation for many institutions common throughout the region’s cultures (including the Aztecs and Maya), such as writing, pyramidal architecture, the calendar, human sacrifice, and the ritual ballgame. 116 more words


Review of They Came Before Columbus by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

Why I Chose this Book

I am of what you would call, “recent African ancestry.” I also work with many foreign-born Chinese people. Sometimes the conversation will somehow, turn into a history lesson about China. 1,747 more words

Book Review

Book Review: Stone of Kings

“Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya” by Gerard Helferich

Jade has been considered a precious material since ancient times, often reserved for royal use only, and has been particularly well documented in Asia. 476 more words