Rubber Balls

Some articles on rubber balls, balls, rubber:

Mesoamerican Rubber Balls
... Ancient Mesoamericans were the first people to invent rubber balls (Nahuatl ōllamaloni, sometime before 1600 BCE, and used them in a variety of roles ... The Mesoamerican ballgame, for example, employed various sizes of solid rubber balls and balls were burned as offerings in temples, buried in votive deposits, and laid in sacred bogs and ...
Mesoamerican Ballgame - Origins
... earlier than 1400 BCE in the low-lying tropical zones home to the rubber tree ... "rubber people") since the region was strongly identified with latex production ... The earliest-known rubber balls come from the sacrificial bog at El Manatí, an early Olmec-associated site located in the hinterland of the Coatzalcoalcos ...
El Manatí - Discoveries - Rubber Balls
... Twelve rubber balls associated with axe offerings were found El Manatí in 1989 ... Their surprisingly excellent state of preservation led archeologists to suspect that the balls had received a vulcanization type process, and it was found that the balls were made of two types of vulcanized latex ...

Famous quotes containing the words balls and/or rubber:

    If the head is lost, all that perishes is the individual; if the balls are lost, all of human nature perishes.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with cylinder oil, and coat their outsides with sprayed rubber film, and let them statically await the next emergency.
    Norbert Wiener (1894–1964)