An archaeological guide to northern Central America: Belize, by Joyce Kelly

By Joyce Kelly

Tikal, Cop?n, Uaxact?n - old Maya towns whose names conjure up romance, secret, and technology abruptly. Joyce Kelly’s transparent descriptions and alluring images of those and plenty of different websites will make you must pack your baggage and head for imperative the US. And if you happen to arrive, this guidebook won't allow you to down. It covers 38 websites and 25 museums - greater than the other guidebook - in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Kelly’s details is actual and recent: she has visited each web site for my part. The descriptions contain all of the significant, recognized websites and lots of now not showing different guidebooks.Kelly describes each one website and museum, from its pyramids and temples to its hieroglyphic stairways and "eccentric flints." She comprises many website plans, and her description of every website contains its historical historical past in addition to its fresh archaeological activity.Equally vital, Kelly describes precisely tips on how to get there. transparent maps and designated written instructions comprise the space (in miles and kilometers) and the riding time required for every phase of the journey. if you would like a four-wheel-drive motor vehicle to barter rutted airborne dirt and dust roads, Kelly tells you. if you want a advisor, she tells you the place to discover one.

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Title : An Archaeological Guide to Northern Central America : Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador author : Kelly, Joyce. publisher : University of Oklahoma Press isbn10 | asin : 0806128615 print isbn13 : 9780806128610 ebook isbn13 : 9780806170497 language : English subject Mayas--Antiquities--Guidebooks, Central America--Antiquities--Guidebooks. 2804/53 subject : Mayas--Antiquities--Guidebooks, Central America--Antiquities--Guidebooks. , 1980) The Complete Visitor's Guide to Mesoamerican Ruins (Norman, 1982) An Archaeological Guide to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula (Norman, 1993) Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kelly, Joyce, 1933- An archaeological guide to northern Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador / by Joyce Kelly; photographs by Jerry Kelly and the author; drawings and maps by the author.

Olmec-style ceramics have been found in very early Middle Pre-classic contexts at Copán. At Las Victorias in the Chalchuapa zone of western El Salvador, a natural boulder was carved with Olmec-style figures that date to the Middle Preclassic. C. D. 250), Maya civilization experienced its first florescence. There were major architectural undertakings in many areas: at sites such as Tikal, Uaxactún, Mirador, and Nakbé in the Petén; at Lamanai and Cerros in northern Belize; and at Kaminaljuyú in the Guatemala highlands.

We have done it both ways, depending on our particular destination at the moment. There are flights from several cities in the United States and from Mexico City to the capitals of all the countries included here, as well as flights from the capital of each country to the capitals of the others. This is, of course, the easiest way to get to and around the area. Each country requires payment of a departure tax when you leave. At land borders it is very little; when you fly out the tax ranges from about $10 to $20 in United States currency.

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