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Preliminary Findings at the Quebrada de Oro Ruins: Shining New Light on a Classic Maya Site We Thought We Knew

Author(s): Marc Abramiuk

Year: 2017

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Summary

The Quebrada de Oro Ruins comprise the remains of one of four known Classic Maya centers located in Bladen Branch region of the Maya Mountains of southern Belize. Initially recorded in the 1970s, the site has not garnered much attention by archaeologists due to its remoteness. However, this has not deterred cartographers from noting it as a significant landmark or archaeologists from asserting that it played an important role in ancient times. This contrasts with the views of the few archaeologists who have visited the site only long enough to report on the site’s rather typical layout containing modest-sized structures. So what do we really know about the Quebrada de Oro Ruins? Recent investigations of the site have been launched in pursuit of an answer to this question. This paper describes the preliminary findings of these investigations and touches on what they mean for our understanding of the Quebrada de Oro Ruins and the surrounding area during the Classic period.


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Preliminary Findings at the Quebrada de Oro Ruins: Shining New Light on a Classic Maya Site We Thought We Knew. Marc Abramiuk. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429621)


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Geographic Keywords
Central America


Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.702; min lat: 6.665 ; max long: -76.685; max lat: 18.813 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14308

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