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Archaeological Investigations in Belize, Central America- 2003, 2004

BEMEP- Online Field Journal, Summer 2004  

15 May, 2004 

Field update-
Saturday afternoon- Cayo.  Arrived at the Martz Farm Monday afternoon.  Spent Tuesday setting up and regrouping.  Wednesday I visited all the areas we are hoping to survey.  Everything looked great, exactly as I had hoped it would.  M-OP1, our largest survey grid, has barely grown since last year.  It is only about knee deep in the center of the grid.  Off to the west (right) the bush is a little bit higher. 

M-OP1, looking south, down the center of the grid.
Belize landscape, soon to planted with corn. Photo by Gerald Trainor.

Thursday I visited Group S (M-OP3) and cleared the plaza there.  Friday I returned and laid out that plaza, then went on to Group D (M-OP4) and began clearing that plaza.  Monday I will finish the clearing there and lay out the grid.  the rest of the coming week I will spend at M-OP1 clearing and laying out one of the big grids.  

Our amazing PahaQue tent in action next to the Landcruiser at the Martz Farm.  I couldn't be more comfortable unless I had my own house down here.
PahaQue tent in action in the field, Cayo, Belize, Central America. Photo by Gerald Trainor.  

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