Oldest writing of new world in Mexico


Olmec writing, more recent than mentioned in this blog post

ABC reports:

Stone Tablet From Mexico Has Pictograms Nearly 3,000 Years Old

Sept. 14, 2006 — In a pile of debris near Veracruz, Mexico, a road-building crew found a stone block, on which someone had carved seven rows of simple pictures.

Scientists, writing in Friday’s edition of the journal Science, say the pictures are almost certainly words, nearly 3,000 years old.

They were probably carved by members of the Olmec tribe, who dominated Central America at the time.

There’s no guessing yet what the pictograms say, but if the research team is right, this block is the oldest writing ever found in the Western Hemisphere.

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