The Olmecs lived in the tropical lowlands of the Golf of Mexico around 1500 B.C. It is one of the oldest cultures from ancient Mesoamerica. They carved heads on enormous monolithic basal blocks and had a flourishing civilization until about 400 B.C. One of the most interesting facts about this colossal heads is that there are no sources of basalt in the region, so they had to transport those enormous blocks from far away.
Another characteristic of these colossal heads is that they are wearing helmets, probably portraying ball players, or alternatively, higher priests.
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