Center for Archaeological Research
Archaeological research, conducted intermittently at Kichpanha, Belize, from 1973 to 1983 was primarily limited to surveying and mapping. During the 1985 season, test excavations initiated in the 1983 season were continued (Gibson 1985a). House mounds and plazuela groups yielded further evidence of extensive use of the site from the Xe and early facet Mamom phases (relatively dated to approximately 900-700 B.C.), until its near total abandonment in the Early Postclassic (ca. A.D. 900-1000). In this paper we present some preliminary results of the 1985 season at Kichpanha in the context of our research foci which included economic relationships with the lithic industrial site of Colha to the south and identifying the subsistence base of Kichpanha.
Gibson, Eric C.; Shaw, Leslie C.; and Finamore, Daniel R.
"Early Evidence of Maya Hieroglyphic Writing at Kichpanha, Belize,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 1986
, Article 35.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/ita/vol1986/iss1/35
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