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Reviewed in American Anthropologist © 1957.
José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (22 November 1904 — 4 February 1957) was a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian. (…) Covarrubias is known for his analysis of the pre-Columbian art of Mesoamerica, particularly that of the Olmec culture, and his theory of Mexican cultural diffusion to the north, particularly to the Mississippian Native American Indian cultures. His analysis of iconography presented a strong case that the Olmec predated the Classic Era years before this was confirmed by archaeology.