Unique Farmers

Olmecs used the slash-and-burn technique

Olmecs burned their overgrown crops and used the ashes as fertilizer. They grew crops that are worldwide known still today like corn, squash, beans, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.These crops provided the Olmecs with a very healthy diet.

The Olmecs preferred to make settlements near water, as the flood plains were good for agriculture .

Flooded lands