Surface survey on the piedmont near the present village of Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, has revealed the pattern of prehistoric settlement around an irrigation canal that distributed water from a dammed reservoir located on the flanks of Monte Alban. Intensive systematic collection techniques have permitted quantitative statements to be made about the density of occupation and the contribution of the irrigation system to the food supply of Monte Alban.
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Mason, R. D.; Lewarch, D. E.; O'Brien, Michael J.; and Neely, J. A., "An Archaeological Survey on the Xoxocotlan Piedmont, Oaxaca, Mexico" (1977). History Faculty Publications. 13.