Xoo-phase ceramics from oaxaca found at Calixtlahuaca in Central Mexico

Michael Smith, Michael D. Lind

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We describe tombs and ceramic collections in Zapotec style excavated in central Mexico, outside Oaxaca. The most notable are 13 ceramic vessels and objects from the Xoo complex (A.D. 500-800) excavated by José García Payón in Calixtlahuaca (near the city of Toluca), and three Zapotec-style tombs excavated in Los Teteles (near the city of Puebla). We also mention Zapotec remains excavated near Tula, Hidalgo, and tombs in other parts of central Mexico. We briefly explore the implications of these data for our understanding of central Mexico after the fall of Teotihuacan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-177
Number of pages9
JournalAncient Mesoamerica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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