Rio Bravo Archaeology Field School

**NEXT SEASON: JUNE 2018 (no fieldwork in 2017)**

The Rio Bravo Archaeological Survey (RBAS) is a summer Maya archaeology field school that trains students in archaeological field methods within the context of a state-of-the-art research project. The program is situated in an unexplored, tropical rainforest in northern Belize, Central America, and can be taken for 3 or 6 college credits through the Community College of Philadelphia or the the University of Texas at Austin.* Non-credit volunteers are also welcome.

Students who are interested in joining us for the 2016 season should review the information provided, including the 2016 Info Sheet, and contact us via email or by submitting an application.

To sign up, please fill out an application.

 

*RBAS operates in Belize under a permit issued from the Institute of Archaeology to Dr. Fred Valdez, Director of the Programme for Belize Archaeological Project (PfBAP).

 

 

Photo -Day trip to Lamanai (2015)

Journal Articles

Walling, Stanley

2005  "Archaeological investigation of Prehispanic Maya residential terraces, commoner housing and hydrology at Chawak But’o’ob, Belize." Antiquity 79(304).

Hanna, Jonathan, and Stanley L. Walling

2011  “Special Report: A Summary of Research on the Residential Terraces of Chawak But’o’ob, Belize: The 2006 and 2007 Seasons,” in Mono y Conejo: The Journal of the Mesoamerican Archaeological Research Laboratory, Fred Valdez Jr. and Brett A. Houk (eds.), v.7(2). Austin: University of Texas

Conference Papers

Davis, Peter F., and Stanley L. Walling

2004  "Ancient Maya intensive Agriculture, Landscape Modification, and Water Management at Chawak But' o' ob, Belize." Paper presented at the 2004 annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Philadelphia, March 19, 2004.

2005 "Ancient Landscape Modification and Settlement Planning at Chawak But'o'ob, Belize: A Perspective on Ancient Maya Environmental Management and Site Development through the Lens of Soil Analysis." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, April 7, 2005.

Hanna, Jonathan, Peter F. Davis, and Stanley Walling

2006 " Ancient Residential Terracing at Chawak But’o’ob, Belize." Paper presented at the 71st annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 26th- 30th, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hanna, Jonathan A, Stanley L Walling, Peter F Davis, Tiffany Parisi, Sarah Brodsky, and Carola García Manzano

2008  "Of Altars and Terraces: Domestic Ceremonialism and Ancient Residential Terracing at Chawak But’o’ob, Belize." Paper presented at the 73rd annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, March 26th-30th, 2008, Vancouver, BC.

Walling, Stanley, Christine Taylor, Travis Cornish, Iakov Doumanoff, Chance Coughenour, and Katharine Lukach 

2012 "The Commoner Ballcourt at Chawak But'o'ob, Belize: Myth, Ritual, and Hydrology at a Rural Maya Site."  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, Tennessee.

Walling, Stanley L., and Jonathan A Hanna

2014  "Late Classic Commoner Ritualism and its Implications for Interregional Exchange." Paper presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 23rd-27th, 2014, Austin, TX

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