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This is one of the smaller basalt heads from San Lorenzo. It weighs in at about 8 tonnes and comes in at a height of 1.67 metres, width of 1.41 metres, and depth of 1.26 metres. These heads are considered to be actual portraits of individuals - rulers, priests or even athletes. The heads probably formed 2, roughly parallel lines in the north-south direction across the top of the plateau. The jungle overtook the abandoned site of San Lorenzo from 900 BCE until, around 600 BCE, other Olmecs, possibly from La Venta, re-occupied it, until about 300 BCE. This head was photographed at the Archaeological Park, Chankanaab Lagoon, on the island of Cozumel.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-15
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.8, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-09-01 3:53
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