REU supplemental support for Factors Which Enhance Urban Resilience in the Context of Societal Change

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

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.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/1/178/31/21

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (BCS-1732129)

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