This eclectic architecture is found in Oaxaca, Mexico. The Zapotecs assimilated influences from the Olmecs (700 – 300 B.C.) and especially from Teotihuacan (A.D. 30–900). It culminated in a recognizable regional style, characterized by pyramids having several stepped terraces, accented with balustrades whose tops were decorated. One of the most notable sites is Monte Alban, a carefully planned ceremonial complex.
An eclectic architecture of Mesoamerica, especially in Oaxaca, Mexico. Characterized by multiterraced pyramids ascended by broad stairways, accented by wide balustrades and tablets, the use of circular supporting columns, and free-standing structures placed around a large plaza.