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Mixtec / Zapotec

MIXTEC/ ZAPOTEC

This culture flourishes in the This Valley of Oaxaca and South the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Building one of the major cities of Mesoamerica: Monte Alban. Composed of large buildings, golf ball game, Where Were magnificent tombs found unique items made ​​of gold. The city of Monte Alban was one of the first major ...

This culture flourishes in the This Valley of Oaxaca and South the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Building one of the major cities of Mesoamerica: Monte Alban. Composed of large buildings, golf ball game, Where Were magnificent tombs found unique items made ​​of gold. The city of Monte Alban was one of the first major cities in Mesoamerica and the center of a Zapotec state that dominated much of what we know today as the current state of Oaxaca.

The Zapotecs developed a calendar and a logo-phonetic system of writing . It was probably based on other scripts developed by the Maya, Mixtec and Aztec.

These people built cities like Dainzu, Lambiteyco, Yagul and Mitla where we find evidence of human occupation since the beginning of our era.

Outstanding representations Dainzu ball players, central place for this type of game. They are characterized primarily by carrying helmets on their heads, as well as the attire that identifies them as ball players.

 

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