The 2014 Final Report & Upcoming 2015 Field Season

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let you all know that the final report of our 2014 season is posted under the “Publications” tab.

I just submitted the report to the Belize Institute of Archaeology this morning, and had a meeting with the Director of Archaeology to submit our application for the 2015 permit. It is shaping up to be a great season, during which we will complete our GPS survey of the settlement (1.5km2 to go); surface collect artifacts from all settlement sites in order to create a preliminary settlement chronology and to pinpoint areas for excavation in 2016; geochemically characterize and source granite, ceramic, and obsidian materials; and create a new total station map of the epicentre, including the new structures we found in 2014.

Also, Tawny Tibbits (a new project member) and I will be presenting on our research at the upcoming annual meetings of the Canadian Archaeological Association in St. John’s, Newfoundland in late April/early May (visit http://www.mun.ca/caa2015/intro.html). If you can make it, we’d love to see you there!

Cheers from Stann Creek, Belize!

Meaghan

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