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 On La Venta as an urban site of at least 200 hectares, see Rebecca B. Gonzalez Lauck, "Recientes investigaciones en La Venta, Tabasco," in El Preclasico o Formativo: Avances y Perspectivas, Mexico: "Seminario de Arqueologia Dr. Roman Pina Chan," edited by Martha Carmona Macias, Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, 1989, page 84. . . . Also, Ann Cyphers Guillen, in a lecture at Brigham Young University in 1996, reported that current work at the Olmec site of San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Veracruz, indicates that before 900 B.C. it was a huge place of at least 690 hectares, with many criteria for being considered a city, probably the first great city in Mesoamerica.