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Etlatongo
is an archaeological site in Oaxaca, Mexico. Situated in the Nochixtlán Valley within the Mixteca Alta, Etlatongo encompasses both a Formative site, located between two rivers, and a Classic/Post-classic site, on a hill to the north. Etlatongo experienced a sharp population growth beginning in roughly 1150BC and lasting for 300 years. It was during this period that trade goods, including figurines, ceramics, and obsidian, including artifacts identified with the Zapotecs, Olmecs, and the Valley of Mexico, enter the archaeological record. Etlatongo continued to be occupied through the Post-classic period.