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.
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).