Into the Unknown: The Uaymil Survey Project 1972 - 1976

Author(s): Robert Fry

Year: 2015


As his first major project following his dissertation research on the Central Acropolis at Tikal, Peter Harrison chose a challenging topic: a site reconnaissance and survey in the recently accessible territory of south-central Quintana Roo. In this paper I will discuss the genesis of the project, the challenges of fieldwork in this at that time remote region, and the results of this reconnaissance and survey. I will place the project in the context of the often tumultuous debates, and new approaches in archaeology during this contested period.

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Into the Unknown: The Uaymil Survey Project 1972 - 1976. Robert Fry. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395306)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;