The University of Arizona: New Discoveries at Monte Albán – Buried Buildings and Political Transformation at the Zapotec Capital

Monte Albán was established in the Valley of Oaxaca around 500 BCE and is widely considered one of Mesoamerica’s first urban centers.

Lying at the heart of the capital, the Main Plaza was an open area framed by monumental stone platforms, temples, and palaces. This talk highlights the results of multi-sensor geophysical prospection at the Main Plaza and the discovery of at least three previously unknown buried buildings. These discoveries provide evidence supporting the notion that there was a profound shift in the nature of political authority at Monte Albán during the Pe to Nisa phase transition (300-100 BCE). This shift led to a veritable building boom that produced the version of the Main Plaza we see today.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibit, Wrapped in Color: Legacies of the Mexican Sarape, showing through July 2022.

 This is a Zoom presentation. Click here to register.

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K-12 teachers can earn professional development hours for attending.

Event Contacts

  • Audience: Adult, STEM Professional, Teachers & Educators
  • Genre: Arts, Culture & Social Science, Field Sciences
  • Type: Online, Presentation

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Date

Mar 15 2022
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Time

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost

Free

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Location

Online

Organizer

The University of Arizona State Museum
Phone
(520) 621-6302
Email
dfl@email.arizona.edu
Website
https://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/
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