Excavations at Group I: A Small Residential Household in the Medicinal Trail Hinterlands Community, Northwest Belize
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Group I of the Medicinal Trail Community is a small residential household in the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area of northwestern Belize and consists of an eastern shrine and two house mounds on the south and west sides of the courtyard, all situated on an artificial plaza platform. This group is located directly east of the larger and more formally constructed Group B, and is bounded by a steep escarpment to the east and north. Excavations during the 2014-2017 field seasons reveal an at times complicated construction and occupation sequence. Our investigations at the group explored all three structures, the courtyard, and an anomalous feature just below the surface of the courtyard directly in front of the eastern shrine. This poster will summarize and synthesize all of these data to provide an understanding of Group I’s function internally and how it articulates with the larger Medicinal Trail Community.
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Excavations at Group I: A Small Residential Household in the Medicinal Trail Hinterlands Community, Northwest Belize. Griffin Larson, Zachary Stanyard, David M. Hyde, Michael Stowe. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449393)
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Abstract Id(s): 25328