Originally Posted by MrStoff1989
Lordy, That would say that they were the before the Olmecs!
Peru absolutely was developed earlier than the Olmecs.
There are sites in Peru - Caral is a good example - that predate the Olmecs altogether by many centuries, and are much larger than anything ever built by Olmec culture (not until the appearance of the Maya did anything comparable appear in Mesoamerica).
Caral was first settled around 2600BC ... whereas the Olmecs don't appear until about 1200 BC.