Background—The Maya City of Blue Creek
Blue Creek is an ancient Maya city (900 BC–AD 1000) in northwestern Belize, just south of the southern Mexican border. Annual investigations of the site have been under way since 1990. Except for four years, these were, and continue to be, directed by Thomas Guderjan. Consequently, we have access to all records and archives of the project and have an excellent relationship with the government of Belize.
The ancient city of Blue Creek covers more than 100 square kilometers and incorporates a large monumental central precinct, numerous residential groups, and complex, intensive agricultural systems. Thanks to the depth and detail of information available about Blue Creek, it offers the opportunity to present complex issues to the public.
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Blue Creek. ( tDAR id: 4525) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8FN17N9
Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Burial Pit • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • Non-Domestic Structures • Plaza • Pyramid • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Stairway • Water-Related
Archaeological Overview • Architectural Survey • Collections Research • Consultation • Data Recovery / Excavation • Methodology, Theory, or Synthesis • Reconnaissance / Survey • Research Design / Data Recovery Plan • Site Evaluation / Testing • Systematic Survey
min long: -89.22; min lat: 17.717 ; max long: -88.341; max lat: 18.146 ;
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Sponsor(s): Maya Research Program