Summer update from SCRAP

Despite not having an actual field season in Belize this summer, it has still been a busy time for SCRAP.

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    Our 2016 report

    We submitted our 2016 field report to the Belize Institute of Archaeology at the end of June. You can find a copy of our report under the “Publications” tab of the website.

  2. Our permit area has been extended to include the site of Pearce to the north of Alabama.
  3. We have permission to conduct an archaeological field school in spring/summer 2018. Email us for more information (
  4. We spent time at the IA Archives and the National Archives of Belize to acquire additional information regarding other sites/projects in Stann Creek District, as well as colonial land use documentation from the Alabama area.
  5. SCRAP research is included in the recently released (June 2017) volume of Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology. You can find a copy of our article under the “Publications” tab of the website.
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    Presenting at BAS 2017

    Dr. Peuramaki-Brown presented on behalf of the entire SCRAP team at the Belize Archaeology Symposium in San Ignacio at the end of June, discussing the various “lessons learned” from previous seasons of research at Alabama.

  7. Drs. Peuramaki-Brown and Morton met with Mr. Josh Arana of the Stann Creek House of Culture in Dangriga to discuss future collaborations, and conducted in-class presentations about archaeology at the Gulisi Community Primary School.
  8. An article about our research at Alabama is published in the recent/upcoming issue of the journal Mexicon. If you do not have access to this journal, email us for a copy (


    At the Gulisi Community Primary School

This fall will be spent preparing for and promoting the 2018 field school; submitting an application for a SSHRC Insight Grant and National Geographic funding for ongoing research at Alabama and Pearce; and continuing to submit manuscripts for publication.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

The SCRAP Team