Cerro de las Minas

This is a site in the high slopes of the large Mixtec town of Huajuapan de Leon. Unlike the other more familiar Mesoamerican nations in the region like the Zapotec or Mixtec, this is a site with its own particular style of writing, pottery and architecture that is identified as Ñuiñe or Lowland Mixtec. The city was inhabited by a Mixtec group called Ñuu Yata Yata, and its height was between 400 - 800 of the Common Era. It's the only Lowland Mixtec site open to the public.