Mike Ruggeri's Zapotec World Magazine

By Michael Ruggeri | The Ancient Civilizations of Oaxaca; The Zapotecs and the Mixtecs

Giant ancient palace unearthed in Mexico was the ruler's home and the seat of government

The remains of an ancient palace complex dating back 2,300 years have been unearthed Mexico's Valley of Oaxaca. It is the oldest royal building …

Archaeological excavation unearths evidence of turkey domestication 1,500 years ago

Eggshells and bones from baby turkeys among earliest evidence for turkey domestication<p>The turkeys we'll be sitting down to eat on Thursday have a …

Anthropology

Crocodile Carving Played Ritual Role in Ancient Mesoamerican City

A centuries-old stone crocodile carving used in Mesoamerican rituals was recently discovered in Mexico, offering clues about an ancient city's …

Archaeology

Painted Human Jawbones Used as Ancient Jewelry

Painted human mandibles that may have been worn like necklace pendants have been discovered at a ceremonial site in Mexico that dates back around …

Archaeology

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Zapotec civilization

The <b>Zapotec civilization</b> was an indigenous pre-Columbian civilization that flourished in the Valley of Oaxaca in Mesoamerica. Archaeological evidence …

Research - Introduction to the Catalogue of Zapotec Effigy Vessels

Introduction<p>The Zapotec, whose ancient culture flourished for over a millennium in southwest Mesoamerica, have been the topic of a diversity of …

Archaeology

The Zapotecs

<b>Click on the picture</b><p><b>Diego Rivera mural</b><p>SITES<b><br>Maps</b><b><br>Dainzú</b><b><br>Huijazoo</b><b><br>Lambityeco</b><b><br>Mitla</b><b><br>Monte Alban</b><b><br>Monte Alban Museum</b><b><br>Oaxaca Regional Museum</b><b><br>San Jose</b> …

Fotogaleria: Urny Majów i Zapoteków

Na terenie Mezoameryki, podczas prac wykopaliskowych, archeolodzy natrafili na liczne urny złożone w depozytach ofiarnych i w grobowcach. Jednak w …

FAMSI © 2001 - Arthur A. Joyce

Household Archaeology in Coastal Oaxaca, México <br>Arthur A. Joyce and Stacie M. King <br>Vea este informe en Español.<p>Research Year: 2000 <br>Culture: Chatino, …

The origin of war: New 14C dates from ancient Mexico

Next Section<p>Abstract<p>New 14C dates from archaeological sites in Oaxaca, Mexico, support R. C. Kelly's observation that intervillage raiding may begin …

Archaeology

Re-evaluation of the Early Archaeological Collections from Oaxaca: A Trip to the Seler Archives in Berlin

Re-evaluation of the Early Archaeological Collections from Oaxaca:<br>A Trip to the Seler Archives in Berlin <br>Vea este informe en Español.<p>Research Year: …

Cocijo

<b>Cocijo</b> (occasionally spelt <b>Cociyo</b>) is a lightning deity of the pre-Columbian Zapotec civilization of southern Mexico. He has attributes characteristic …

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Faculty Web Directory

Faculty Name<p>Department<p>Email<p>MLL<p>parmstr@calstatela.edu<p>mtofigh@calstatela.edu<p>Department of Communication …

Education

John Pohl's Mesoamerica - Monte Alban

MAJOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES: PreClassic to PostClassic<p>MONTE ALBÁN (circa 500 B.C.- A.D. 800)<p>Monte Albán is located at the summit of a 1300 foot high …

Archaeology

Monte Alban Archaeological Ruins Near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews. Main Entrance, & Ballcourt.

<b>Monte Alban<br>Archaeological Ruins<br>Main Entrance, & Ballcourt.<br>Page One.</b><p><b>Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.<br>Travel & Tour<br>Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, &</b> …

Mexico

Monte Albán

<b>Monte Albán</b>, likely originally called <b>Danipaguache</b> (Zapotec for sacred mountain of life), is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site in the Santa …

The Mysterious Rise and Decline of Monte Alban

"The Mysterious Rise and Decline of Monte Alban"<p>Some 2,500 years ago when Greeks were busy fighting Persians at places like Thermopylae and Marathon, …

Archaeology

Monte Alban

FAMSI © 2002 - Heather S. Orr

Danzantes of Building L at Monte Albán <br>Vea este informe en Español.<p>This report was written and submitted in 1994 and, barring some minor revisions, …

Geek

Primary Source Materials on Oaxacan Zapotec Urns from Monte Albán: A New Look at the Fondo Alfonso Caso and other archives in Mexico

Primary Source Materials on Oaxacan Zapotec Urns from Monte Albán: A New Look at the Fondo Alfonso Caso and other archives in Mexico<p>Click on image to …

MOOCs

Mitla Archaeological Ruins. San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Oaxaca. Page Two. Mexico Travel And Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.

<b>Mitla Archaeological Ruins.</b><p><b>San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico.<br>Travel & Tour<br>Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.<br>PageTwo</b><p><b>George & Eve</b> …

Archaeology

John Pohl's Mesoamerica - Mitla

MAJOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES: PreClassic to PostClassic<p>MITLA (circa A.D. 1300-1521)<p>When a Domincan friar named Francisco de Burgoa recorded his …

Archaeology

Mitla

This article is about the pre-Columbian settlement and archaeological site. For the mountain pass, see Mitla Pass. For the alleged animal, see Mitla …

Thighbones Were Scepters for Ancient Zapotec Men?

Charles Q. Choi<br>for National Geographic News<p>July 15, 2009<p>For men of the ancient Zapotec civilization, ancestral thighbones may have been carried as status symbols.<p>Based on centuries-old stone carvings in southern Mexico, archaeologists had long suspected that Zapotec men brandished human femurs.<p>"The …

Archaeology

Yagul

<b>Yagul</b> is an archaeological site and former city-state associated with the Zapotec civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, located in the Mexican …

Yagul