Filling in the Maya Mosaic of Northwestern Belize: Survey and Mapping at MRP

Author(s): Marc Wolf; Thomas Guderjan

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Ancient Maya Landscapes in Northwestern Belize, Part I" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

For several decades, MRP (Maya Research Program) has been working to amass an enormous base of survey and mapping data from the Three Rivers (Blue Creek, Bravo, Booth’s) and upper La Lucha escarpment region of Belize. Over 50 archaeological sites have been precisely recorded using innovative technologies and techniques that complement other projects within the area, both internally—admirably at the nearby Program for Belize lands by the many University of Texas projects centered around massive sites like La Milpa and its sustaining area—and internationally like the work conducted within view-shed of the giant Alacranes bajo system of Mexico across the border. These mapping efforts have been supported by a vast network experienced excavators, archaeobotanists, conservators, water management specialists, GIS technicians, soil scientists, bioarchaeologists, artists, engineers, topographers, chemists, education professionals and other social and physical scientists. This discussion will focus on a selection of these sites and some of the noteworthy research methods that has been successful in lending greater geographical and cultural context to this area of Belize.

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Filling in the Maya Mosaic of Northwestern Belize: Survey and Mapping at MRP. Marc Wolf, Thomas Guderjan. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452245)


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 24735