The indigenous faces of the Olmec Civilization
Founding POOF member, Ric Edwards, sent us this very interesting comparison of indigenous peoples of northern Tabasco and southern Vera Cruz compared to sculptures created by the “Olmec” Civilization. Some of you might recognize a few Oklahoma Creek faces in there. That is because several branches of the Creek Confederacy originated in that region. Mexican anthropologists believe that several of the tribes in that region are of partial Polynesian ancestry. The oldest skeletons found so far in Mexico are either Southeast Asians or Proto-Polynesians. The Polynesians are currently believed to have originated in Southeast Asia. By the way, the Olmecs had nothing to do with the civilization that bears their name. They were living in northern Mexico or the Southwestern United States at that time.
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