An oven used by the Zapotecs confirms the long tradition of pottery in Mexico's Oaxaca region.
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.
This is one of the best preserved of all kilns that have been found in the Zapotec area.
This oven can link the traditional pre-Hispanic pottery craft to that of the current community of Santa Martá Atzompa.
This hearth was discovered recently in pre-Hispanic Archaeological Zone Atzompa.
Archaeologist Jaime Vera said the kilns was buried under a stucco floor known as the home of the altar.
Located four kilometers from Monte Alban, Atzompa has a total of 40 structures so far discovered.
Archeologists cross-hatching the possible house and alter.
Archaeologists in Mexico discovered a kiln used by the ancient Zapotecs to make ceramics more than 1,300 years ago.