The Olmec Civilization of Mexico

Posted November 26th, 2012  by Charles ·  4 Comments

One of the earliest civilizations of Mexico, the Olmec people are regarded as the first major civilization of the region.  Archaeologists date the Olmec civilization to 1500 B.C. and assert that it lasted until roughly 400 B.C.  Their civilization and culture laid the foundation for later Mesoamerican civilizations that would follow in their footsteps.  The…

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The Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

Posted November 19th, 2012  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

While many know this range as the Sierra Nevada or Snowy Mountain Range, it is officially called the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and it extends across Mexico for roughly 559 miles.  This volcanic range boasts many peaks that remain snow-covered all year long.  It ranges from west to east from the states of Jalisco to Veracruz…

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