The Olmec Civilization is thought to be the oldest civilization in the Americas and the mother culture to Mesoamerican civilizations beginning before 1000 BC. They positioned the foundation for other civilizations that came later on like the Aztecs and Mayans. The Olmec settled in villages around the Gulf of Mexico. Their first great city being San Lorenzo but declined around 900 BC. At which time the Olmec, then settled themselves in the village of La Venta which became their prominent location. These locations are what today are known as Veracruz and Tabasco….