Mexican Roots

Indigenous features in San MIguel, compared to a 3,000 year-old Olmec carving.

Mexicans are now one of the most racially integrated societies – most Mexicans have inherited genes from all over the globe. But it is wonderful to see some faces that still clearly exhibit features characteristic of the first Mesoamerican cultures like those of the colossal heads carved 3,000 years ago by the Olmec – the first major civilization to appear in what is now Guatemala and southern Mexico.

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