The Olmec people learned how to make things to help their society strive. First of all, they invented a written language based on hieroglyphics. This helped them send information to others. Also, they developed a calendar. They were the first Mesoamericans to develop a calendar. Next, the Olmec created a complex drainage system. These inventions helped the Olmec survive.
In addition to their inventions, they also understood many things in life, such as the concept of zero ,linear time, and gravity.
Using their knowledge, they achieved many feats. With perfect proportions, they made beautiful stone heads recognizing their society leader. They also constructed earthly pyramids. Lastly, they made tall stone pillars called Stelae that were free standing and unique. In conlclusion, their knowledge of the world and their social achievements were many.