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One of the most intriguing civilizations of the ancient world was created by the peoples nowadays known collectively as the Maya. A relatively uniform culture began to emerge in the second millennium B.C. and flourished up to the Spanish Conquest on the territory corresponding to what are now the southeastern part of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras.

The southeastern part of the Mexican federal state of Campeche, even if it lies in the very heartland of the territory once occupied by the Maya, was, until recently, very poorly known from the archaeological point of view. In the surveys accomplished in these central parts of the Yucatan peninsula since 1996, we have recorded more than 80 previously unreported archaeological sites, including major urban centers with large architectural complexes and sculpted monuments with hieroglyphic inscriptions, as well as several caves with vestiges of ritual activities.

This interactive website presents cartographic information and illustrative material derived from nine field seasons of archaeological reconnaissance, and is intended to be used as a complementary source of information, together with three monographs and other published works cited in Description. Read more ...

Interactive GIS Map    Please note: login is required; map is available only on MS Windows


Extensive sites discovered in 2013 and 2014 field seasons:
         INAH video (in Spanish)      ZRC SAZU press release
  Sponsor: Committee for Research and Exploration, National Geographic Society, U.S.A.   Sponsor: Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, U.S.A.   Sponsor: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico   Sponsor: Universidad Autónoma de Campeche, Mexico   Sponsor: Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia   Sponsor: Ars longa, Travel Agency, Slovenia   Villas, Austria   Rio Bec Dreams, Mexico   Adria Kombi, Slovenia   Villas, Austria   Abanka, Slovenia   Rokus-Klett – National Geographic Slovenia   © 2008 -, ZRC SAZU