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Test Excavations at Maria Camp, British Honduras

Author(s): David M. Pendergast

Year: 1965

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Summary

The excavations at Maria Camp were carried out in conjunction with an investigation of Eduardo Quiroz Cave, an archaeological project of the University of Utah in central Cayo District, British Honduras. Selection of Maria Camp for testing was motivated in part by the danger of destruction occasioned by location of the site near a well-traveled road, construction and repair of which have already resulted in leveling of several mounds and minor damage to others. In addition to the salvage aspect of work at Maria Camp, the site was viewed, because of its size and location, as likely to provide data on the characteristics of small ceremonial centers possibly related to cave sites such as Quiros.

The Archives of Archaeology Series is a 29-volume set jointly published by the University of Wisconsin Press and the Society for American Archaeology on opaque microcards, a now obsolete format. The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse has digitized the original opaque microcards and made the digital copies available through tDAR. More information on the process of digitizing the series can be found in Joseph Tiffany’s 2012 article entitled "Digitizing the Archives of Archaeology Series" in the SAA Archaeological Record (http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=113770).


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Test Excavations at Maria Camp, British Honduras. David M. Pendergast. Archives of Archaeology ,No. 26. Washington D.C. and Madison, WI : Society for American Archaeology and the University of Wisconsin Press. 1965 ( tDAR id: 374931) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8C828HV


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min long: -89.022; min lat: 16.87 ; max long: -88.651; max lat: 17.172 ;

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America