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1,300 Year Old Pottery Oven Found in Oaxaca

1,300 Year Old Pottery Oven Found in Oaxaca

Mike Ruggeri's The Ancient Americas Breaking News

OAXACA, MEXICO — A pottery oven built between 600-900 CE has been found at the Zapotec site of Atzompa, confirming the long tradition of pottery making in Oaxaca.

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It was built under the platform of the House of the Altar at the site. The oven has a circular adobe wall.

Atzompa was a satellite city of Monte Alban used to disperse population from the overcrowded site of Monte Alban. 40 structures have been found there so far including 3 ball courts, one of them, the largest ever found in the Zapotec area.

Trade items from Teotihuacan have also been found there.

Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) has the story in Spanish with a great slide show and video (click on the tiny red camera and video icons).

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