WONDER OF ARCHAEOLOGY- Head in La Venta

Archaeologists study a colossal Olmec stone head in La Venta, Mexico in this 1947 National Geographic photo. The Olmec civilization, the first in Mesoamerica, offers valuable clues into the development of the rest of the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD HEWITT STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 

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