Zapotec Civilization Timeline

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  • 500 BCE - 900 CE
    The Zapotec Civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
  • 500 BCE - 450 BCE
    Monte Alban becomes the capital of the Zapotec in the Oaxaca Valley of Mexico.
  • c. 500 BCE
    San Jose Mogote is the capital of the Zapotec civilization.
  • 150 BCE - 150 CE
    The Zapotec capital of Monte Alban is further developed (Monte Alban II).
  • c. 900 CE
    The Zapotec abandon Monte Alban and establish a new centre at Mitla.
  • c. 1450 CE
    The Aztecs establish a garrison at Mitla in the Oaxaca Valley.