Zapotec Archaeology

Oaxaca, Mexico
Uncovering Zapotec Life in Mexico’s Oaxaca Valley

Each April through June, come explore the hilltop houses and palaces of the Zapotec in Oaxaca, Mexico, with Field Museum Curator and archaeologist Dr. Gary Feinman and Adjunct Curator Linda Nicholas. Together you'll uncover clues to the rise and fall of this ancient civilization, which set the stage for eventual conquests by the Aztecs and later the Spanish.

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A field season that began with a lengthy delay and great disappointment is now wrapping up with incredible findings and unbridled anticipation, not...
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The late renowned anthropologist, Franz Boas—who incidentally had a brief stopover at The Field Museum over a century ago—made many contributions to...
With the loss of time, and the late start to our fieldwork this season, neither Linda nor I were really ready to curtail this season’s efforts in the...