The Olmec Writing
  • The Olmec people introduced writing to the New World. The Olmec script is a logo-syllabic script. The Olmec had both a syllabic and hieroglyphic script. The hieroglyphic signs were simply Olmec syllabic signs used to make pictures. There are two forms of Olmec hieroglyphic writing, the pure hieroglyphics,and the phonetic hieroglyphics, which are a combination of syllabic and logo-graphic signs.