Olmec Heads - scans of the 17 Olmec heads discovered so far; from Micah Wright's website. Colossal ancient Olmec head from San Lorenzo, Tenochtitlan, Mexico. c.1500 BC. Gulf coast of Mexico, there were about 20 discovered together. They are ruler portraits that have individual characteristics. Jaguar paws - everything resides in their heads - power. Fit into ritual and power structure.