San Jose  Mogote Ruin Site, Oaxaca, Mexico
San Jose el Mogote Ruin site's Caretaker in the village will open the museum for your visit.  
San Jose Mogote or San Jose El Mogote as it is also called is the oldest stone city in Mexico. Built in the valley now called Oaxaca, San Jose El Mogote was first settled in 1500 BC.  The settlement  waned in 500 BC in favor of the larger city nearby now called  Monte Alban.
San Jose el Mogote or San Jose Mogote as it is alternately called has a great little museum with interesting artifacts
To visit San Jose Mogote's museum go to the center of the village and ask for the caretaker. San Jose Mogote ruin site receives few visitors in spite of its importance and like many small regional museums in Oaxaca,  the town officials do not keep it open
You are sure to have San Jose Mogote ruin site with its great views of the Etla Valley to yourself except for foraging goats
San Jose El Mogote Ruin Site is possibly the oldest stone city in Mesoamerica and dates to 1500 BC for its first settlement.

San Jose El Mogote had the first public buildings in Mesoamerica, the first use of written language in Mexico, as a building material.

San Jose El Mogote is located at 17* 20' N and 96* 59' W in the Etla valley of Oaxaca in south central Mexico, eight miles north of Oaxaca city.
Several mounds (Mogotes) can be seen in the area and they include a ball court.
San Jose El Mogote's museum has a great collection of pre-classic Monte Alban style urns and several Olmec style stone and ceramic pieces.
builders who occupied the site until 500 BC and had an estimated population of 2000 at that time.

San Jose El Mogote has a small museum with a great collection of stone and ceramic artifacts showing regional characteristics and an Olmec influence. The museum has a small fee and will be opened by the caretaker for your visit. Find the caretaker in the village center. Hours 9-2,  4-6

San Jose El Mogote is a small, little-developed site and rarely visited in spite of its immense importance to the chronology of ancient Mesoamerican culture. Olmec ties and precursors to the buildings and ceramic styles of Monte Alban evident in the artifacts make it a must visit for devotes of ancient Mexican art.
San Jose  Mogote Ruin Site, Oaxaca, Mexico is the site of the San Jose  Mogote Ruin Site, Oaxaca, Mexico is the site of the the first written language in Mexico, the first ceramics, and the first use of adobe mud bricks as a building material.first public buildings in Mesoamerica.  San Jose el Mogote had
Tours of Oaxaca Ruin Sites in Spanish and French
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