Meso-America includes humid tropical areas,dry deserts,high mountainous terrain, and low coastal plains.
Zapotec and Monte Alban
The Olmec lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of veracruz and Tabasco.
The Olmec civilization thrived along Mexico's gulf coast from approximately 1200-400 B.C. and is considered the parent culture of many of the important Mesoamerican cultures that came after, including the Aztec and Maya.
The etymology of the site's present-day named in unclear, and tentative suggestions regarding its origin range from a presumed corruption of a nativezapotec name to a colonial-era reference to a spanishsolider by the named Montalban or to the Alban Hillsof ltaly.
Ancient Mayan art refers to the material arts of the Mayan civilization, an eastern and south-eastern Mesamerican culture that took shape in the course of the later Preclassic Period.
The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples.they noted for its logosyllabic script—the most sophisticated and highly developed writing system in pre-Columbian Americas—as well as for its art, architecture.