The Olmec civilization is the first significant civilization in Meso-america It is best known for the colossal carved heads in Central Mexico. These heads are clearly crafted in the likeness of Negroid Africans and the American Negro. Though so many have been deliberately destroyed, because they were an advanced civilization of dark-skinned woolly-haired Blacks who were indigenous (native) to North America.
This serve as clear evidence that Negroid Africans sailed to and inhabited the New World before Columbus. The same civilization that created these giant heads is also responsible for introducing written language, arts, sophisticated astronomy and mathematics to Mesoamerican civilization.
Professor Van Sertima explains. Other evidence of Negroid African presence in and trade with the Americas before Columbus is the discovery of South American cocaine in Egyptian mummies and North American cotton in West Africa. Negroid Africans appear to have been the first, to have made the most contacts and to have had the greatest influence.
Several years ago, a group of 13 African Americans participated in a study tour of numerous Mexican archeological sites. It was led by the renowned Black historian and architect Mathu Otir and two Mexican guides. They visited numerous museums, temples, pyramids and cities, most of which reflected the genius of the Native American Mayans and Aztecs. Toward the end of the tour, in southern Mexico, they began to see the remains of an ancient Black presence.
Evidence of the early Africans is widespread and varied. Dozens of majestic stone heads have been found at ancient sacred sites, such as La Venta and Tres Zapotes, in southern Mexico. Ranging up to 9 feet and 4 inches in height, with a circumference of 22 feet, and weighing 30 to 40 tons, these colossal statues depict helmeted Black men with (Negroid Features), such as large eyes, broad fleshy noses and full lips. They appear to represent priest-kings who ruled vast territories in the ancient New World from provinces near the Gulf of Mexico.
In the holy city of La Venta, dating back to at least 1500 BC, four of these large stone heads were discovered on a ceremonial platform featuring a miniature step pyramid and a conical pyramid. These are the earliest of such monuments to appear in the Americas.