Olmec Language and Literature
by Clyde Winters
Publication Date: Jan 15, 2015
List Price: $13.99
Format: Paperback, 250 pages
Publisher: On-Demand Publishing LLC
Parent Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Olmec Language and Literature (OLL) tells the story of the Olmec language. In it you will learn that the we know the name of the Olmecs is Xi, because this the name they claim for the people who gave them writing. OLL is divided into two parts. In the first part of the book readers will learn how the Olmec writing system was deciphered, the Xi language and how to read Olmec texts. In part two, Dr. Winters deciphers and translates the major Xi text. These Olmec text include the Tuxtla Statuette, LaVenta Celts, Mojarra Stela, Olmec Heads, and Teo Mask to name a few. OLL is easy to read and provides explicit insight into the culture and religious practices of the Olmecs.