Colha, Northern Belize: A History and Record of Research

Author(s): Palma Buttles; Fred Valdez

Year: 2018


The northern Belize prehistoric Maya site of Colha was first archaeologically documented by the Corozal Project in the early 1970s. The most significant archaeological research at the site was conducted as The Colha Project (1979-1983), with subsequent projects of specialized interests (1994-2017). Though known primarily for its lithic dimension as a major production and distribution center of stone tools, many other aspects of Maya society have been identified from the numerous seasons of research. A brief review of Colha’s research history is presented along with general comments on significant findings as well as continuing interests and potential.

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Colha, Northern Belize: A History and Record of Research. Palma Buttles, Fred Valdez. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444772)

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min long: -94.197; min lat: 16.004 ; max long: -86.682; max lat: 21.984 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 20304