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In a statement, the Guatemalan army said that it would not allow the nonprofit to carry out its activities, in adherence “to the Constitution regarding the preservation of human life and the laws in effect in our country.” The trip was the first made by the organization since Morocco blocked a ship from entering one of its harbors in 2012, Zenevich said.

A guard faces members of Women on Waves, a Dutch non-profit that provides abortion services beyond the territorial waters of countries where abortion is illegal, in Puerto de San Jose, Guatemala February 23, 2017.

On board, women are given an abortion pill and remain under observation for a few hours before returning to land.

“Guatemala has been chosen because the laws are very restrictive on the subject of abortion,” said Quetzali Cerezo, director of Women in Equity in Guatemala, which helps the Dutch nonprofit.

A driving force might have been the fall of the Olmec settlement of San Lorenzo, 100 kilometres west of La Venta, less than 100 years before the pyramids were built at Ojo de Agua.

San Lorenzo had been a major influence throughout Mesoamerica, says Inomata.

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Perhaps, but other finds in the region suggest they might still have borrowed the idea – just not from the Olmec.

“We need more studies before we can determine if this was the point of origin of pyramids and associated ceremonial complexes.” Together, the evidence hints that the first Maya were influenced by people throughout Mesoamerica, and not just by the Olmec.

One question the Ceibal finds cannot answer is why the first pyramids were built – and why pyramids would become hallmarks of several Mesoamerican civilisations.

Despite the early Mayan monuments at Ceibal, it would take several centuries for the numerous sites in the area to link up and develop into a true civilisation.

“The first Maya state formed some time between 300 BC and AD 200,” says Joyce Marcus at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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