20 November 2016

Earliest New World Writing Discovered


  • What events brought the ancient stone from the quarry to the archeologists?
  • What details from the story suggest that the markings on the stone are writing and not art?
  • Why might some of the symbols on the stone be familiar to archaeologists?
  • Why do you think ancient writings such as these were connected to religion and ritual practices?
  • Why is it now important for researchers to find additional artifacts similar to the Olmec stone?

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