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The Postclassic at Cuello, Belize

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 October 2008

Norman Hammond
Affiliation:
Department of Archaeology, Boston University, 675 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215, USA
Rupert A. Housley
Affiliation:
Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, 6 Keble Rd., Oxford OX1 3QJ, England
Ian A. Law
Affiliation:
Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, 6 Keble Rd., Oxford OX1 3QJ, England

Abstract

Accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) dating of animal bone from Preclassic and Postclassic contexts at the Maya site of Cuello, Belize, has demonstrated the utility of the method in a humid tropical lowland environment, and has documented a hitherto unsuspected period of Postclassic activity including architectural construction and apparent occupation.

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