Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2017, Page: 21-23
Valuation of the Character of Olmec State
Jong Kwang-Son, Faculty of History, Kim Il Sung University, Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Received: Jan. 12, 2017;       Accepted: Jan. 29, 2017;       Published: Mar. 4, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajad.20170201.13      View  1473      Downloads  56
Abstract
The remains and relics left by the Olmec people show that the Olmec people had formed a class state and lived in their own way. However, the agreement on the development level of Olmec state has not been reached. Many scholars assert that the state of Olmec was an archaic state. However, if we analyse the city remains and relics created by the Olmec people again, in compared with the early states existed in the cradles of ancient civilization including Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, we can find out some grounds that the state of Olmec was a slave state reached onto a certain level emerged from the stage of archaic state.
Keywords
Olmec, San Lorenzo and La Venta, Colossal Head, Mesoamerica
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Jong Kwang-Son, Valuation of the Character of Olmec State, American Journal of Art and Design. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 21-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20170201.13
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