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Jade axe (cat. no. A329787), one of several such artifacts described by Marshall Saville in his article Votive Axes from Ancient Mexico in 1929.

Jade axe (cat. no. A329787), one of several such artifacts described by Marshall Saville in his article Votive Axes from Ancient Mexico in 1929.

La siguiente lista no es una bibliografía integral de las publicaciones sobre la cultura Olmeca. Nuestra intención es citar solamente las publicaciones de los arqueólogos mencionados en el Smithsonian Olmec Legacy: Philip Drucker, Robert Heizer and Matthew Stirling. Además de sus publicaciones, hemos incluido otros importantes autores para el descubrimiento temprano de los Olmecas, y aquellos que están incluídos en las base de datos o en en la narativa de esta página web.

Benson, Elizabeth P. and Beatriz de la Fuente (editors)

1996. Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico.Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art.

Blom, Frans and Oliver La Farge

1926. Tribes and Temples. A Record of the Expedition to Middle America Conducted by the Tulane University of Louisiana in 1925. 2 volumes. New Orleans: The Tulane University of Louisiana.

Caso, Alfonso

1942. Definición y extensión del complejo “Olmeca.” In: Mayas y Olmecas: Segunda Reunión de Mesa Redonda sobre Problemas Antropológicos de México y Centro América-Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, pp. 43-46. Mexico City: Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología.
1965. Existió un imperio olmeca? In: Memoria del Colegio Nacional 5, No. 3, pp. 11-60.

Clewlow, C. William, Richard A. Cowan, James F. O’Connell and Carlos Benemann

1967. Colossal Heads of the Olmec Culture. In: Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Number 4, October 1967. Berkeley: University of California.

Clewlow Jr. , C.W. and Christopher R. Corson

1968. New Stone Monuments from La Venta, 1968. In: Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Number 5, July 1968, pp. 171-203. Berkeley: University of California.

Covarrubias, Miguel

1942. Origen y Desarrollo del Estilo Artístico “Olmeca.” In: Mayas y Olmecas: Segunda Reunión de Mesa Redonda sobre Problemas Antropológicos de México y Centro América-Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, pp. 46-49. Mexico City: Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología.
1944. La Venta: Colossal Heads and Jaguar Gods, In: Dyn 6, pp. 24-33. Mexico City.
1946. El Arte Olmeca o de La Venta. In: Cuadernos Americanos 28(4), pp. 153-179. Mexico.
1957. Indian Art of Mexico and Central America. New York: Alfred A.Knopf.
1961. Arte Indígena de México y Centroamérica. (translation by Sol Arguedas). México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Cyphers, Ann

1994. San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán. In: Los Olmecas en Mesoamérica, pp. 43-67. John E. Clark, coordinador. México: El Equilibrista.
1997. (coordinadora) Población, Subsistencia y Medio Ambiente en San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas.

De la Fuente, Beatriz

1994. Arte monumental olmeca. In: Los Olmecas en Mesoamérica, pp. 203-221. John E. Clark, coordinador. México: El Equilibrista.

Drucker, Philip

1943a. Ceramic Sequences at Tres Zapotes, Veracruz, Mexico. In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 140. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
1943b. Ceramic Stratigraphy at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico. In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 141. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
1947. Some Implications of the Ceramic Complex of La Venta. Smithsonian Institution Miscellaneous Collections 107, No.8.
1948. Preliminary Notes on an Archaeological Survey of the Chiapas Coast. In: Mid-American Research Records 1(11), pp. 151-169. Tulane.
1952a. La Venta, Tabasco: A Study of Olmec Ceramics and Art. In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 153. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
1952b. Middle Tres Zapotes and the Pre-Classic Ceramic Sequence. In: American Antiquity 17, pp. 258-260.
1952c. Two Aboriginal Works of Art from Veracruz. In: Smithsonian Institution Miscellaneous Collections 117, pp. 1-7.
1955. The Cerro de las Mesas Offering of Jade and Other Materials. In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 157, No. 44, pp. 25-68. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
1961. The La Venta Olmec Support Area. In: A.L. Kroeber: A Memorial. Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers 25, pp. 59-73.
1963. The Excavations at La Venta (Film, sound, color, 29 min.). Berkeley: University of California.
1968. The El Meson Monument. In: Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Number 5, July 1968, pp. 41-57. Berkeley: University of California.
1969. (under the name of Paul Record) Tropical Frontier. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
1972. Stratigraphy in Archaeology: An Introduction. In: Addison-Wesley Modules in Anthropology, No. 30, pp. 1-18. Reading, Mass.
1974a. Explorations at La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico, 1942. In: National Geographic Society Research Reports.
1974b. Archaeological Survey of the Chiapas Coast, 1947. In: National Geographic Society Research Reports.
1975. Explorations at La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico, 1955. In: National Geographic Society Research Reports.
1981. On the Nature of Olmec Polity. In: The Olmec and Their Neighbors. Essays in Memory of M.W. Stirling. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University.

Drucker, Philip and Eduardo Contreras S.

1953. Site Patterns in the Eastern Part of Olmec Territory. In: Journal of the Washington Academy of Science 43, pp. 389-396.

Drucker, Philip and John W. Fox

1980. Reviews of Prehispanic Maya Agriculture. In: The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 11(1), pp. 207-211.
1982. Swidden Didn’ Make All That Midden: The Search for Ancient Mayan Agronomies. In: Journal of Anthropological Research 38(2):179-193;

Drucker, Philip and Robert F. Heizer

1956. Gifts for the Jaguar God. In: National Geographic Magazine, September, pp. 366-375.
1960. A Study of the Milpa System of La Venta and its Archaeological Implications, In: Southwestern Journal of Anthropology 16, pp. 36-45.
1966. Commentary on W.R. Coe and R. Stuckenrath’s Review of “Excavations at la Venta, Tabasco, 1955. In: Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers 33, pp. 37-70.
1968. The La Venta Fluted Pyramid. In: Antiquity 42, pp. 52-56.

Drucker, Philip, Robert F. Heizer and Robert J. Squier

1957. Radiocarbon Dates from La Venta, Tabasco. In: Science 126, pp. 72-73.
1959. Excavations at La Venta, Tabasco, 1955. In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 1970. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.

González Lauck, Rebecca B.

1994. La antigua ciudad olmeca en La Venta, Tabasco. In: Los Olmecas en Mesoamérica, pp. 92-111. John E. Clark, coordinador. México: El Equilibrista.

Hallinan, P.S., R.D. Ambro and J.F. O’Connell

1968. La Venta Ceramics, 1968. In: Contributions of the Univeristy of California Archaeological Research Facility Number 5, pp. 155-170. Berkeley: University of California.

Heizer, Robert F.

1959. Características específicas y genéticas de la Cultura Olmeca. In: Actas del XXXIII Congreso Internacional de Americanistas 2: 178-182. San Jose, Costa Rica.
1960. Agriculture and the theocratic state in lowland southeastern Mexico. In: American Antiquity 26, pp. 215-222.
1962. Inferences on the nature of Olmec Society based upon data from La Venta Site. In: A.L. Kroeber Memorial Volume, pp. 43-57. Berkeley: Kroeber Anthropological Society.
1963. The possible sociopolitical structure of the La Venta Olmecs. In: Proceedings of the XXXIV International Congress of Americanists, Vienna, 1960, pp. 310-317.
1964. Some Interim Remarks on the Coe-Stuckenrath review. In: The Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers, no 31, pp. 45-50. Berkeley: Department of Anthropology, University of California.
1966. Ancient heavy transport: methods and achievements. In: Science 153, pp. 821-830.
1967. Analysis of Two Low Relief Sculptures from La Venta. Studies in Olmec Archaeology. In: Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Number 3 , pp. 25-55. Berkeley: University of California.
1968. New observations on La Venta. In: Dumbarton Oaks Conference on the Olmec, 1967, pp. 9-40. Elizabeth P.Benson, editor. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University.
1971. Commentary on: “The Olmec Region- Oaxaca. In: Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Number 11, pp. 51-69. Berkeley: University of California.

Heizer, Robert F. and H. Williams

1965. Sources of rocks used in Olmec sculpture. In: Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Number 1, pp. 1-40.

Heizer, Robert F., John A. Graham and C.W. Clewlow, Jr. (editors)

1971. Observations on the Emergence of Civilization in Mesoamerica. Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility Number 11. Berkeley: University of California.

Heizer, Robert F., John A. Graham, and Lewis K. Napton

1968. The 1968 investigations at La Venta. In: Contributions of the Univeristy of California Archaeological Research Facility Number 5, pp. 127-154. Berkeley: University of California.

Heizer, Robert F., Philip Drucker and John A. Graham

1968. Investigations at La Venta, 1967. In: Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility Number 5, pp. 1-34. Berkeley: University of California.

Jack, R.N. and Robert F. Heizer

1968. “Finger-printing” of some Mesoamerican obsidian. In: Contributions of the Univeristy of California Archaeological Research Facility Number 5, pp. 81-100. Berkeley: University of California.

Melgar y Serrano, José Maria

1871. Estudio sobre la antigüedad y el origen de la cabeza colosal de tipo etiópico que existe en Hueyapan en el cantón de los Tuxtlas. In: Boletín de la Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística, época 2, III, pp. 104-109. México: Imprenta del Gobierno.

Piña Chan, Román

1989. The Olmec. Mother Culture of Mesoamerica. Laura Laurencich Minelli, editor. New York: Rizzoli.

Piña Chan, Román and Luis Covarrubias

1964. El Pueblo del Jaguar (Los Olmecas arqueologicas). México: Consejo Para la Planeacion e Instalacion del Museo Nacional de Antropología.

Reilly III, F. Kent

1994. Cosmología, soberanismo y espacio ritual en la Mesoamérica del Formativo. In: Los olmecas en Mesoamérica, pp. 239-259. John E. Clark, coordinador. México: El Equilibrista.

Saville, Marshall H.

1929. Votive Axes from Ancient Mexico I and II. In: Indian Notes, Vol. VI, No. 3, pp. 266-299 and No. 4, pp. 335-342. New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.

Scarre, Chris (editor-in-chief)

1993. Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World. New York: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.

Schwartz, Stephan A.

1978. Into the American Mainstream. Weiant, Swanton, Long, and the Mexico City AAA Meeting. In: The Secret Vaults of Time. Psychic Archaeology and the Quest for Man’s Beginnings, pp. 222-246. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.

Stirling, Marion

1941. Jungle Housekeeping for a Geographic Expedition. In: National Geographic Magazine, November, pp. 303-327.

Stirling, Matthew W.

1939a. Discovering the New World’s Oldest Dated Work of Man. In: National Geographic Magazine, August, pp. 183-218.
1939b. Mayan diggings shed light on America’s first calendar. In: Science News Letter 35, pp. 118-119.
1940a. Great Stone Faces of the Mexican Jungle. In: National Geographic Magazine, September, pp. 309-334.
1940b. An Initial Series from Tres Zapotes, Vera Cruz, Mexico. In: Contributed technical papers, Mexican archaeology series, Vol. 1, No. 1. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
1941. Expedition Unearths Buried Masterpieces of Carved Jade. In: National Geographic Magazine, September, pp. 277-302.
1942. Recientes hallazgos en La Venta. In: Mayas y Olmecas: Segunda Reunión de Mesa Redonda sobre Problemas Antropológicos de México y Centro América-Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, pp. 56-68. Mexico City: Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología.
1943a. La Venta’s Green Stone Tigers. In: National Geographic Magazine, September, pp. 321-332.
1943b. Stone Monuments of Southern Mexico. In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 138. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
1945. Notes and News. In: American Antiquity XI(2), pp. 137-138.
1946. Culturas de la Region Olmeca. In: México prehispánico, pp. 294-298. Jorge A.Vivo, editor. Mexico, D.F.
1947. On the Trail of La Venta Man. In: National Geographic Magazine, February, pp. 137-172.
1948. Uncovering Mexico’s buried treasures. In: Royal Canadian Institute. Proceedings, Series 3A, Vol. 14, pp. 65-66.
1951. Introduction. In: Lost America : the story of iron-age civilization prior to Columbus, by Arlington H. Mallery. Columbus, OH: Overlook.
1952. A decade of archaeologial work in southern Mexico. In: International Congress of International Geographical Union, 17th, Washington. Proceedings, pp. 507-509.
1955a. La Venta Man. In: Indians of the Americas, pp. 216-239. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
1955b. Stone Monuments of the Río Chiquito, Veracruz, Mexico. In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 157, pp. 1-23. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
1957a. An archeological reconnaissance in southeastern Mexico. In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 164, No. 53, pp. 213-240. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
1957b. Comments on aboriginal Mexican art. In: Artes de Mexico, vol. 3, no. 17, pp. 5-8.
1957c. Monumentos de piedra de Río Chiquito, Veracruz, Mexico. In: La Palabra y el Hombre 4, pp. 9-28.
1961. The Olmecs, Artists in Jade. In: Essays in Precolumbian Art and Archaeology, pp. 43-59. S.K.Lothrop and others, editors. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
1962. Wheeled toys from Tres Zapotes, Veracruz. In: Amerindia, Prehistoria y Etnología del Nuevo Mundo No.1, pp. 43-49.
1963. On the trail of La Venta man. In: Great adventures with National Geographic, pp. 164-75. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
1965. Monumental sculpture of southern Veracruz and Tabasco. In: Archaeology of southern Mesoamerica, pp. 716-38. Gordon R.Willey, editor. Austin: University of Texas.
1968a. Aboriginal jade use in the New World. In: Actas y Memorias, 36th Congress Internacional de Americanistas, República Argentina, 1966, Vol.4, pp. 19-28. Buenos Aires.
1968b. Early History of the Olmec Problem. In: Dumbarton Oaks Conference on the Olmec, pp. 1-8. Elizabeth P.Benson, editor. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University.
1968c. Three sandstone monuments from La Venta Island. In: Contributions of the Univeristy of California Archaeological Research Facility, Number 5, pp. 35-39. Berkeley: University of California.
1968d. Vanishing Cultures mirror the yesterdays of man. In: Vanishing peoples of the earth, pp. 8-35. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
1969a. Foreword. In: Discovering man’s past in the Americas, by George E.Stuart. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
1969b. Solving the mystery of Mexico’s great stone spheres. In: National Geographic Magazine, August, pp. 295-300.

Stirling, Matthew W., Alfonso Caso, Samuel K. Lothrop, J. Eric S. Thompson, José García Payón, and Gordon F. Ekholm

1946. Conocieron la rueda los indígenas mesoamericanos? In: Cuadernos Americanos, Año 5, Vol. XXV, No. 1, pp. 193-207.

Stirling, Matthew W. and Marion Stirling

1942. Finding Jewels of Jade in a Mexican Swamp. In: National Geographic Magazine, November, pp. 635-661

Wedel, Waldo R.

1951. The Use of Earth-moving Machinery in Archaeological Excavations. In: Essays on Archaeological Methods: Proceedings of a Conference Held under Auspices of the Viking Fund. University of Michigan Anthropological Papers, 8, pp. 17-28. James B. Griffin, editor. Ann Arbor: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan.
1952. Structural Investigations in 1943. In: La Venta, Tabasco: A Study of Olmec Ceramics and Art, by Philip Drucker. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 153, pp. 34-79. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.

Weiant, Clarence W.

1943. An Introduction to the Ceramics of Tres Zapotes, Veracruz, Mexico. In: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 139. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
1960. Parapsychology and Anthropology. In: Manas, Vol. 13, No. 15.

Weyerstall, Albert

1932. Some Observations on Indian Mounds, Idols and Pottery in the Lower Papaloapam Basin, State of Vera Cruz, Mexico. In: Middle American Papers. Studies Relating to Research in Mexico, the Central American Republics, and the West Indies, pp. 27-69. New Orleans: Tulane University of Louisiana.

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