This proposal outlines a three season stage one archaeological project at the site of Aventura in northern Belize. Aventura is a PreColumbian Maya city that has a roughly 2500 year history (1000 BCE to 1500 CE) spanning the Preclassic, Classic, and Postclassic periods of Maya history. The proposed research will address two key issues in archaeology: (1) understanding the social, political, and economic factors that can foster longevity in cities and (2) understanding the history of a city that survived the decline of state-level society. Settlement survey, test pitting, and the horizontal excavation of three households are the methods that will be used to examine the longevity of settlement at Aventura.
|Effective start/end date||9/1/17 → 8/31/23|
- National Science Foundation (BCS-1732129)
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