• The Caves Branch Archaeological Survey Project: A Report of the 2009 Field Season

    Editor(s):
    Christopher Andres, Gabriel Wrobel (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Subject(s):
    Mayas, Excavations (Archaeology), Human remains (Archaeology)
    Item Type:
    Technical report
    Institution:
    Belize Archaeological Research and Education Foundation
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/ab35-t405
    Abstract:
    The first season of the Caves Branch Archaeological Survey (CBAS) project was an intense and productive one. As an outgrowth of work initiated in the area by the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance (BVAR) project in the 1990s, the CBAS project’s goal is to produce a broad reconstruction of pre-Hispanic cultural patterns in and around the Caves Branch River Valley. With this overarching objective in mind, we began to develop an occupational chronology for the area’s surface sites, continued building a timeline of use of the region’s cave sites, and explored relationships between sites of different types and sizes. Initiation of these activities in 2009 represents part of a longer-term effort to amass comparative data sets that will illuminate connections between ancient communities in the Caves Branch, Roaring Creek, and Sibun River drainages. It is our hope that these efforts will ultimately allow for broad, supra-site level reconstructions of pre-Hispanic Maya community patterns in this part of the southern lowlands. In an effort to achieve such a regional perspective, the project pursued a variety of interrelated activities between May and July of 2009.
    Notes:
    Belize Archaeological Research and Education Foundation Occasional Report #1, Oxford, MS
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