Some archaeologists argue the Olmec were the “Mother Culture” of Mesoamerican societies because: they conquered Mayan kingdoms.

Some archaeologists argue the Olmec were the “Mother Culture” of Mesoamerican societies because:

a. they conquered Mayan kingdoms.

b. some of the widespread iconography and religious practices in Mesoamerica originate in the Olmec

area.

c. they controlled obsidian trade in the region.

d. they arose out of a migration of farmers bringing maize from the Andean region.