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Ancient Maya Relational Geography and Resource Development in East-Central Belize

Date & Time:
January 26, 2017 | 12:30 pm
Earth Sciences 614

From 2014-2016, the Stann Creek Regional Archaeology Project (SCRAP) has conducted archaeological reconnaissance and testing at the ancient Maya site of Alabama, nestled against the Maya Mountains of east-central Belize. Initially identified to archaeologists in the 1970s, and later investigated in the 1980s, the epicenter of the site was found to have been rapidly constructed during the late facet of the Late Classic (ca. 750-800 AD). In 2014, SCRAP members returned to the site in order to investigate associated settlement development at Alabama, and to understand its relationship to neighbouring settlement zones and resource extraction and trade at the local, mesolocal, regional, and exotic levels. This presentation discusses our current research framework and preliminary results.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.