Mesoamerican Radiocarbon Database (MesoRad)


The Mesoamerican Radiocarbon (MesoRAD) database compiles published radiocarbon dates and isotopic data from archaeological sites in across Mesoamerica. Mesoamerica as a culture region is defined by shared cultural traits that span the areas of northern, central, and southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and parts of El Salvador and Nicaragua. In its final form, we hope that the database can be used as an open-access repository that will facilitate collaborative studies in the future.

In its current form, MesoRAD is limited to a simple excel file. However, we hope to expand this in the future to include different forms of data visualizations. If you are interested in helping the database managers in these endeavors, we would love to hear from you! We are also interested in expanding the database to include published radiocarbon dates from outside the Maya region. Please visit our website at for information about how to submit data.

Cite this Record

Mesoamerican Radiocarbon Database (MesoRad). ( tDAR id: 455305) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8455305


Spatial Coverage

min long: -109.292; min lat: 12.002 ; max long: -82.925; max lat: 25.449 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Julie Hoggarth

Principal Investigator(s): Julie Hoggarth; Claire Ebert

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  • Dataset (1)


  1. MesoRAD v.1.2 (2020)