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Monolithic Madness – The Olmec Heads, Africans in Mexico?


There are 17/18 large carved stone heads that Mesoamerican archaeologists attribute to the Olmec society, which is said to have flourished in South East Mexico from approximately 1200 bce – 400 bce. These heads were carved from volcanic basalt from the Tuxtla Mountains, and their weights vary from 4 tonnes to over 26 tonnes.

Most of these massive basalt heads had some how lay undisturbed beneath the earth of Mexico’s jungle floors right up until the early 20th century. But in 1938 Matthew Stirling, who had been researching earlier reports by an oil prospector/explorer named José Melgar of a massive stone head which had been unearthed in Tabasco in 1862 by a farmer , re-ignited the world’s interest in the search for the Olmec civilization by making new discoveries at several archaeological sites across South East Mexico, sites which are nowadays familiarly attributed to the Olmecs, such as San Lorenzo, Tres Zapotes and La Venta.

For some strange reason the academics of 19th century America neglected to follow up on Melgar’s initial report of 1862. Maybe the national displacement & distress caused by the American civil war (which raged across the USA from 1861-1865) put halt to any intended expeditions to Mexico to further investigate Melgar’s claims, and so the Olmec civilisation continued to sleep undisturbed for more than 75 years until Matthew Stirling appeared on the scene.

Matthew Stirling’s discoveries in Mexico shook the world of accepted history to its very roots.

What Stirling found were the remnants of a previously unrecorded civilisation that had thrived in the area approx. 3,000 years ago, one thousand years before the birth of the prophet Jesus Christ. This civilisation is considerably older than the Mayans & Aztecs, whom historians until then had claimed were the oldest civilisations to have ever existed in Mesoamerica, but what is more baffling to orthodox historians & archaeologists, are the distinctive facial features of the colossal stone heads unearthed by archaeologists across the region…

…All of the massive Olmec heads display Negroid features. Can you imagine the utter confusion that rippled through the minds of the world’s historians back in the 1930s…?

Please remember that the olmec heads are different sizes. I have scaled them together soley for the purpose of this animation to show that all the olmec heads possess african features. (SPJ animation)

Please remember that the olmec heads are all different sizes. I have uniformly scaled them to the same size soley for the purpose of this animation to show that all the olmec heads possess African features, you nose it’s true!

Yep, the oldest known civilisation ever found in the Americas was undoubtedly built by or heavily influenced by an early black civilisation who discovered & settled the American continents a long time before Colombus, Cortez, the Vikings, the Chinese or the Polynesians (I have foolishly left out the possibility that the Olmecs could have been INDIGNEOUS to Mexico because at the moment there is no evidence to support or even suggest this).

The facial features of these statues speak volumes about the origins of the men who are represented or honoured by these amazing stone carvings. The broad flat noses & large fat lips seen on ALL of the Olmec heads clearly show that the heads are of Negroid men, either from Africa or Australia? but due to the recorded achievements and known capabilities of the African continent about 3,000 years ago compared to the lack of evidence of any Aboriginal nautical activities ever, scholars & academics are inclined to think that the Olmecs came from Africa, just like everybody else did at some point in time, LOL.

MAP of the main Olmec sites

This map shows the locations of the main Olmec sites and the list below is of the various sized heads found at these sites…


Early Formative Period (approx 1200 BC – 900 BC)

San Lorenzo, Tenochtitlán*

*This site should not be confused with Tenochtitlan, the Aztec site in Mexico city.

  san lorenzo head 1

San Lorenzo Head 1 – 2.85m / 25.3 tonnes

Monument 1

Note the ear spools and the crossed eyes. The headdress consists of a horizontal band with another band tucked into it.


san lorenzo olmec head 2

San Lorenzo Head 2 – 2.69m / 20 tonnes

Monument 2

This head is covered with drill holes.

Note the parrots on the headband, and the round earrings.


san lorenzo olmec head 3

San Lorenzo Head 3 – 1.78m / 9.4 tonnes

Monument 3

Here the headband is composed of four cords, while strips of the headdress hang over the ears.


san lorenzo olmec head 4

San Lorenzo Head 4 – 1.78m / 6 tonnes

Monument 4

Note the crossed eyes and the tasseled element of the headdress.


  san lorenzo olmec head 5

San Lorenzo Head 5 – 1.86m / 11.6 tonnes

Monument 5

Note the animal paws of the headdress.


  san lorenzo olmec head 6

San Lorenzo Head 6 – 1.67m / 8-10 tonnes

Monument 17

Note the large beads of the headdress and the ear ornaments resembling shells.


san lorenzo olmec head 7

San Lorenzo Head 7 – 2.7m / 18 tonnes

Monument 53

Note the complex headdress and earpieces.


  san lorenzo olmec head 8 @ Chicago

San Lorenzo Head 8 – 2.2m / 13 tonnes

Monument 61

Note the teeth and the crossed eyes. It is the only San Lorenzo head that has a sloping back.


san lorenzo olmec head 9

San Lorenzo Head 9 – 1.65m

Monument 66


san lorenzo olmec head 10

San Lorenzo Head 10 – 1.80m / 8 tonnes

Monument 89


Middle Formative Period (900 BC – 400 BC)

La Venta Olmec Head Monument 1

La Venta, Tabasco – Monument 1 – 2.41m / 24 tonnes


La Venta Olmec Head Monument 2

La Venta, Tabasco – Monument 2 – 1.63m / 11.8 tonnes


La Venta Olmec Head Monument 3 d

La Venta, Tabasco – Monument 3 – 1.98m / 12.8 tonnes


La Venta Olmec Head Monument 4 c

La Venta, Tabasco – Monument 4 – 2.26m / 19.8 tonnes


Tres Zapotes Olmec Head A

Tres Zapotes, Veracruz – Head Monument A – 1.47m / 7.8 tonnes


Tres Zapotes Olmec Head Q

Tres Zapotes, Veracruz – Nestape Head Monument Q – 1.45m / 8.5 tonnes

The stone from the Tres Zapotes Monuments A and Q came from the same hill.


Rancho La Cobata Olmec monument 1

Rancho La Cobata, Veracruz – Head Monument 1 – 3.4m / 40 tonnes

The La Cobata head was found on El Vigia hill in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas.


In Guatemala at Takalik Abaj, there is also a throne that may have been re-carved from a colossal head. This is the only known example outside of the Olmec heartland on the Gulf Coast of Mexico.

Takalik Abaj – Monument 23 – 1.84m

Heavily eroded sculpture at Takalik Abaj, near El Asintal in the Guatemalan department of Retalhuleu. The sculpture is typically Olmec in style and content, showing a figure emerging from a cave, bearing an infant in its arms. It may have been a recarved colossal head, with apparent ear spools visible on either side.


Below is a an animated gif which shows the comparative dimensions of ALL the Olmec Heads so that you can get a better idea of the true sizes… ALL-OLMEC-HEADS IN SIZE

…read more about Jose Melgar

…read more about the Olmecs (the rubber people)





2 comments on “Monolithic Madness – The Olmec Heads, Africans in Mexico?

  1. Adele Good
    January 2, 2016

    Just sent long message yet not sure it went thru.. please connect with me as I am in Mexico for a month and think we can help each other put together some clues… Thanks. Adele


    • SPJ
      April 9, 2016

      Hi Adele, sorry but I have just seen your message !

      Believe it or not I am based in London UK…

      If you have any thoughts to share please feel free to post them here or try sending your long email again please.

      Thank you,


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