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1,300-Year Old Kiln Found in Mexico
Archaeologists in Mexico discovered a kiln used by the ancient Zapotecs to make ceramics more than 1,300 years ago.
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An oven used by the Zapotecs confirms the long tradition of pottery in Mexico's Oaxaca region.

(Jaime Vera y de Héctor Montaño / INAH.)

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Archaeologists hypothesize that the oven dates from the early years of occupation of pre-Columbian site (650 - 900 AD), ie it's more than 1,300 years.

(Jaime Vera y de Héctor Montaño / INAH.)

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This is one of the best preserved of all kilns that have been found in the Zapotec area.

(Jaime Vera y de Héctor Montaño / INAH.)

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This oven can link the traditional pre-Hispanic pottery craft to that of the current community of Santa Martá Atzompa.

(Jaime Vera y de Héctor Montaño / INAH.)

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This hearth was discovered recently in pre-Hispanic Archaeological Zone Atzompa.

(Jaime Vera y de Héctor Montaño / INAH.)

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Archaeologist Jaime Vera said the kilns was buried under a stucco floor known as the home of the altar.

(Jaime Vera y de Héctor Montaño / INAH.)

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Located four kilometers from Monte Alban, Atzompa has a total of 40 structures so far discovered.

(Jaime Vera y de Héctor Montaño / INAH.)

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Archeologists cross-hatching the possible house and alter. 

(Jaime Vera y de Héctor Montaño / INAH.)

1,300-Year Old Kiln Found in Mexico

Archaeologists in Mexico discovered a kiln used by the ancient Zapotecs to make ceramics more than 1,300 years ago.