Zapotec Civilization Timeline
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.