Drones, Bones, and Stones: The 2016 Season of the Chan Chich Archaeological Project and Belize Estates Archaeological Survey Team.

Ashley Booher, Brett Houk, Valorie Aquino, Brooke, Anna Novotny, Mark D Willis

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Abstract

In 2016, the Chan Chich Archaeological Project (CCAP) and Belize Estates Archaeological Survey Team (BEAST) pursued multiple research agendas within the 144,000-acre permit area in Northwestern Belize. At Chan Chich, excavations in the Upper Plaza began a 3-year initiative to build a high-resolution chronology of the plaza’s and associated structures’ construction history. This multi-season effort will investigate the relationship between divine kingship and the architectural evolution of the Upper Plaza. Additionally, CCAP renewed excavations at Norman’s Temple complex, a hilltop group west of the Main Plaza, documenting ancient Maya graffiti and discovering a dense terminal artifact deposit. Under the auspices of BEAST, a drone survey mapped cleared pasturelands of Gallon Jug and a large lagoon know as Laguna Seca, and the project completed its second and final season of investigations at Kaxil Uinic, an historic period San Pedro Maya village. This paper summarizes the results of th
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261–270
JournalResearch Reports in Belizean Archaeology
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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