Chapter 3: Setting the Mesoamerican pattern and the role of
the Olmecs in The
Aztecs, Maya and their Predecessors: Archaeology of
Mesoamerica. (3rd Edition) Studies in Archaeology, Academic
Press, New York, NY. 
This is pershaps the standard testbook on
Mesoameriacn archaeology. It is detailed and
up-to-date. The bibliography is excellent.