Belize: Maya Archaeological Project
Investigate the Maya centers of Aguacate, a set of pristine sites in western Belize where ancient pyramids are guarded by bellowing howler monkeys leaping through the canopy. The Belize River Valley is a key location from which to study the Maya and this program does so in collaboration with the Belize Institute of Archaeology. In 2009 we discovered a second larger city center that greatly expands our understanding of the region. This summer we will be starting investigations at this new site. You'll be taking part in a project from the ground up with the initial pedestrian and ground-penetrating radar survey, followed by excavations of the main plaza and temples. This is an excellent and rare opportunity to learn how to be a field archaeologist on an as yet untouched Maya site.
To check out a slideshow of images from this program, click here: