Blancaneaux Lodge will be offering a Maya archaeology workshop in June 2010 where guests will combine participation at the Pacbitun Maya site field school along with a series of field trips and seminars on Caracol, Cahal Pech, El Pilar and Xunantunich led by Terry Powis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Kennesaw State University.
More details on this exciting opportunity coming soon.
View Images from the Summer 2009 Field SchoolArchaeologists Dr. Terry Powis (left), Tiffany Streit (center), Gregory Hansen (right) sieve dirt through a screen looking for Mayan artifacts from the site of Pacbitun. Archaeologists digging into an early Maya building at Pacbitun. The building was constructed during the Middle Preclassic Period, dating to 900-600 BC. The focus of the investigations was on the daily life of the earliest inhabitants in the Belize River Valley. Photo of Structures 1, 4, and 5 at the ancient Maya site of Pacbitun. These are the largest temples at the site, measuring 12 meters in height.