Maya and Aztec

Ancient Mesoamerican civilizations






Posts Tagged ‘Zapotecs’

Zapotec art (Zapotekische Kultur)

Category: Art


The Zapotecs and Mixtecs States

Category: Articles

The first evidence of human activity (economic) of the Zapotecs ancestors are found in the valley of Oaxaca, all sorts of bottles made from pumpkins, dated between 7400 and 6700 BC Between 7000 and 5000’s. BC there are the first agricultural crops, in particular, were found domestic corn (maize), the length of the cob reached […]



Monte Alban (zapotecs)

Category: Cities


Ancient Zapotec Civilization

Category: Articles

Archaeologists believe that the first American Indi­ans arrived in the New World by way of the Bering Strait. These migrations took place during the Ice Age when the sea levels were lowered and a land bridge was exposed between Alaska and Siberia. This occurred sometime between 15.000 and 20.000 years ago. At this time much […]



Laboratory to decipher zapotec writing will be opened by 2010

Category: News reports

Mexico, INAH, august 21, 2009. Nearly 300 engraved stones will be studied in the laboratory that will be operating at Monte Alban Archaeological Zone in Oaxaca to advance in Zapoteca writing deciphering. The creation of this scientific research center is possible thanks to contributions of World Monuments Fund (WMF)(90,000 USD), Alfredo Harp Helu Foundation (750,000 […]



Largest Ball Game Court in Atzompa Investigated

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INAH, Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca, March 24, 2009. National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) archaeologists explored recently in Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca, a 45 meters long ballgame court that is the largest found near the ancient city of Monte Alban. Investigations pointed out that other than the central Monte Alban court, the other were […]