But it is generally accepted that the city is ruled by a top leader, followed by an elite class, and at the bottom, a caste class divided by occupation. Population changes in San Lorenzo from time to time are difficult to judge, but probably averaged around 1,000 people. Around 900 BC, San Lorenzo began to decline, and many statues and monuments were destroyed and mutilated. Its decline may be attributed to foreign invasions, migration of the
Olmecs, or internal conflicts. In any telemarketing list case, San Lorenzo was eventually abandoned. La_Venta_Mosaic_(Ruben_Charles) Photo Credit: Ruben Charles @ CC BY 2.0 Emerald Mosaic in La Venta La Venta Nevertheless, San Lorenzo is not the only city of the Olmec. While San Lorenzo was in decline, other Olmec-founded cities continued to flourish, such as Tres. Tres Zapotes, Laguna de los Cerros and La Venta to name a few. As with San Lorenzo, these are the modern names for the site. La Venta is located on an island near the border between the states of Veracruz and Tabasco, where a village was established as early as 2,200 BC.
It was built around the same time as San Lorenzo and flourished, becoming the most important city in Central America at that time. The site of La Venta has many religious buildings, basalt columns, places of worship, emerald mosaics and pyramids up to 30 meters high, reflecting the highly developed and complex social structure of La Venta. Not only that, but according to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the location of the La Venta was carefully calculated, and its center point for religious ceremonies faces northwest octaves and is believed to have a specific astronomical background behind it. reason.