The original name is unknown. The Zapotec inhabitants of the town that belongs to this archaeological site of Tlacolula Valley called it "Dainzú", meaning “Hill of Pipe Organ” due to the vegetation of the region.
The city is contemporary of Monte Alban. It was founded around the VII century BC. And it continued Inhabited until the end of the Pre classic period (III AD).
The architectural style of the site is important due to the structures of unique characteristics that distinguish it from other Oaxaca Valley.