Pre-Olmec cultures had flourished in the area since about 2500 BCE, but by 1600–1500 BCE, early Olmec culture had emerged, centered on the San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán site near the coast in southeast Veracruz.Among other "firsts", the Olmec appeared to practice ritual bloodletting and played the Mesoamerican ballgame, hallmarks of nearly all subsequent Mesoamerican societies.other ways to prevent HIV are on the cards - Friday, 2nd Date and venue correction: Invitation to discussion on principle and implementation possibilities of fee-free higher education Released: , 2 December 2016 - Friday, 2nd Ph D student clinches Mr SA title - Thursday, 1st Rise of the hired hitman: assassinations and democracy in SA - Thursday, 1st UCT Annual Retirees Dinner 2016 - Thursday, 1st Invitation to discussion on principle and implementation possibilities of fee-free higher education Released: , 1 December 2016 - Thursday, 1st November 2016The battle to recovery - Wednesday, 30th Conference to investigate universe's dark side - Wednesday, 30th A giant leap for astronomy, another giant leap for South Africa - Tuesday, 29th Southern African tourism: the 'multiplier' effect - Tuesday, 29th A manifesto for change - Tuesday, 29th Letter to 2017 UCT applicants, parents and sponsors Released: , 25 November 2016 - Friday, 25th Interim fee-free HE report released - Friday, 25th Sleepless nights for the Deputy Registrar's office - Wednesday, 23rd UCT establishes Rapid Response Task Team Released: , 23 November 2016 - Wednesday, 23rd New lens on how Middle Stone Age stone tools were used - Tuesday, 22nd Victoria Mxenge: A homeless people's struggle for dignity - Monday, 21st Cricket fundi and Ph D student vies for Mr SA title - Monday, 21st Update on recent events at the University of Cape Town Released: , 21 November 2016 - Monday, 21st UCT's free medical books go platinum - Friday, 18th Fracking in the Karoo: pollution versus pay-off - Friday, 18th Luminous gamma-ray binary in the Large Magellanic Cloud - Friday, 18th Social impact bonds lead solutions for HE funding - Thursday, 17th Are our media holding our institutions accountable?- Thursday, 17th Andri Ntema: Serial social entrepreneur - Thursday, 17th Pioneering research on drivers with HIV and metabolic syndrome - Thursday, 17th UCT researchers help shape sustainable development goals - Wednesday, 16th Without transformation, research excellence is unsustainable - Mamokgethi Phakeng - Wednesday, 16th AXA awards first research chair in Africa to UCT - Tuesday, 15th Mhlongo is UCT's best - again - Tuesday, 15th Students reflect on exams and deferrals - Tuesday, 15th Appointment of new DVC in the Transformation portfolio Released: , 14 November 2016 - Monday, 14th Kelp: The canary in the coal mine - Monday, 14th Popplestone: A masterpiece written in the margins - Monday, 14th Hunting for leaks in a mismanaged water system - Friday, 11th Campus updates - Thursday, 10th Further details on UCT–student agreement Released: , 10 November 2016 - Thursday, 10th Is general relativity's take on black holes outdated?
The population of the Olmecs flourished during Mesoamerica's formative period, dating roughly from as early as 1500 BCE to about 400 BCE.
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It wasn’t long before he would pen his first autobiography, .
His commitment to the anti-slavery movement and, later, to women’s suffrage was undeniable.