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  • Finding an ancient Maya city in the jungles of Belize

    Graduate student Jeannie Larmon surveys the landscape before the trek.

    Graduate student Jeannie Larmon surveys the landscape before the trek.

    Photo by Thomas Franklin

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  • Editor’s notes:
    See also: Exploring the unknown: The Motmot sinkhole

    In 2005, Yalbac Ranch employees took Valley of Peace Archaeology principal investigator and U. of I. anthropology professor Lisa J. Lucero to two massive ancient Maya urban centers, one of which is described in this blog post. Yalbac Ranch, a sustainable logging company, sends teams out on their expansive property searching for economically viable trees. They also record archaeology sites, from solitary buildings to massive centers. This collaboration is fruitful for preserving the archaeological sites of central Belize.

    This research is conducted under the auspices of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History.

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