National Geographic : 2004 May
J* .-. z f' s ri ; "sc n'p ly " r..y7 y. : s The thick lips and broad nose of a sculpture found among the coffee trees reflect the influence of .; 011110C culture. The Olmec, who preceded the Maya, flourished between 1200 and 400 [,.c ., spreading their traditions from south eastern Mexico to become the "mother culture" of Mesoamerican civilisations.