Very far from the desert, but still interesting, informative, and full of adventure, you may be interested in reading about archaeological investigations during the 2003 and 2004 field seasons in Belize, Central America. The Online Field Journal, archived here, is from 2004. During that summer I drove across Mexico to southern Belize to spend 3 months in the jungle.
The BEMEP (Belize Electromagnetic Explorations Program) website is no longer active. I may, in my "spare time", try to get the rest of the website up, that is ,the project description, background on remote sensing, bibliography, findings, notes, and so on. Until then, enjoy the posts from the field.
The Online Field Journal posts are viewable by date:
Field Update- Final post- Cayo, Belize- 18 June, 2004
Field Update- Martz Farm, Cayo Belize- 13 June, 2004
Feild Update- Cayo, Belize- 30 May, 2004
Field Update- Southern Belize- 24 May, 2004
Field Update- Cayo, Belize- 15 May, 2004
Field Update- Punta Gorda, Belize- 07 May, 2004
Field Update- Southern Belize- 01 May, 2004
Field Update- Southern Mexico- 25 April, 2004
Preparation and Planning- Lafayette, Colorado- 21 February, 13 March, and 04 April, 2004
View of the Maya village of Pusilha, Belize. The current village is built over the pre-historic Maya village. Not much has changed in the village in the last 1300 years.