The Bill and Fern England Plaza Olmeca

This colossal head represents the Olmec culture, considered to be the Mother culture of Mesoamerica. The Olmec are believed to be the most ancient of Hispanic people and are credited for providing many of the characteristic features and traditions still evident today. The Olmec culture inhabited the south of the state of Veracruz and part of Tabasco state, along the gulf coast of Mexico (1,200 – 400 B. C. )

The Olmec crafted jade objects with a unique artistic style, built engineering masterpieces, and the first ceremonial centers. They are credited for initiating the ball game, one of the most important rituals of the prehispanic people.

This is located at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center at 1355 West 3100 South in West Valley, Utah