Ancient Maya Patolli from Gallon Jug, Belize

Claire Novotny, Brett A. Houk

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Recent excavations at the site of Gallon Jug, a minor center in northwestern Belize, revealed multiple patolli boards incised into a well-preserved plaster floor in an unvaulted platform. A significant artifact deposit was placed directly on top of the patolli boards. In this report we describe the architectural context, associated artifact deposit, and the patolli boards themselves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-654
Number of pages8
JournalLatin American Antiquity
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • Belize
  • Maya
  • Patolli
  • cosmology


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