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Fig. 83.  Warrior-king, Harvest Mountain Lord, from La Mojarra, Mexico (his name in glyphs at right). 

This writing, dated 143-156 AD, was the earliest known in America until the 2002 findings in

Veracruz, Mexico of earlier 600 BC Olmec writings (see Fig. 185).