|Historical Era||Classical Era|
|•||First evidence of organized statehood.||c. 500s B.C.|
The Mixtec Kingdom was one of the many states in central Anahuac as was one of the primary rivals of the Zapotec Kingdom since both states had first risen. Unlike the Zapotecs and other cultures, the Mixtecs never rose to a point of regional dominance beyond its own borders but still maintained considerable influence in its periphery.