North America 500 BCE

The influence of the Olmec civilization now covers much of Central America.

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What is happening in North America in 500BCE

Over the past few hundred years the influence of Olmecs has spread over a wide area of Mexico and Central America, creating several centres of civilization in several widely-scattered locations.

In the Mississippi and Ohio valleys, the Adena culture, famous for producing remarkable ceremonial earthworks, continues to flourish.

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