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c. 2700 BCECorn is first cultivated in Mesoamerica.
c. 1200 BCEThe Olmec civilization springs from the grouping of ancient villages along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
c. 1200 BCESan Lorenzo becomes the great ceremonial centre of the Olmec civilization.
1200 BCE - 400 BCEOlmec civilization in central America.
c. 900 BCEThe centre of San Lorenzo is detroyed and monuments are defaced. La Venta becomes the Olmec capital.
c. 400 BCELa Venta is destroyed, monuments are defaced and the Olmec civilization ends.