Excavations at Group F of the Medicinal Trail Community in Northwest Belize and its implications for Agricultural Processing
Excavations of a circular depression and adjacent mounds at Group F have revealed functional data to support the hypothesis that this area was used as a processing center for agricultural material. The evidence stems from excavation of the depression itself, as well as two chich mounds on the northwest and northeast sides. The limestone bedrock of the depression appears to have been manually shaped for use, as indicated by cobble fill found roughly a meter down in an excavation trench bisecting the depression. The two chich mounds appear to have no uniform structure to them and appear to be used as debris piles related to field clearing. This paper will aim to analyze the evidence uncovered and perform an interpretive analysis of the data presented at Group F during the 2015 and 2016 field seasons and to assess the probability of agricultural activity taking place.
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Excavations at Group F of the Medicinal Trail Community in Northwest Belize and its implications for Agricultural Processing. Zachary Stanyard, Torin Power, Nathan Hayman, Griffin Larson, David M. Hyde. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430815)
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