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Anthropology

Analysis of Stone Tools from Maya Cave

An assemblage of chipped stone from Actun Uayazba Kab (Handprint Cave) was analyzed for potential patterns that would indicate how the Maya used this cave, and how that might compare to other caves used in the Late to Terminal Classic Period (600-900AD).

Exploring the Maya Chultunob

A chultun is a subterranean chamber constructed by the ancient Maya. Although they are ubiquitous features at many archaeological sites, questions surround there functionality due to regionally varying design. This presentation will include a discussion concerning chultun functionality and the preliminary analysis of recovered chert debitage (byproducts of stone-tool production).