LISS.398A TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT and HUMAN ADAPTATION:
PART II PRE-EUROPEAN
MONTE ALBAN IV (750-1000 A.D.) - V (1000-1520 A.D.)
By the end of Monte Albán IV the
had been completely abandoned. A relatively small population of some 4000 people continued to occupy the site through the Monte
Albán V phase clustering mostly on the
hillside to the north
near the bottom of the hill.
Surface evidence of a Monte Albán IV occupation is lacking,
but some 40% of the tombs located in the area described above
contain material datable to IV. This has prompted some to suggest that this part of Monte Albán was a “necropolis” during
Monte Albán IV only to be reoccupied during V.
Material specific to this period is drawn from
Colorado School of Mines
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Dr. Joseph D. Sneed