Chechem Ha


A Maya cave site located on the western side of the Macal River in the upper Belize Valley. Holley Moyes (2006) studied/excavated the site in the early 2000s as part of her doctoral research. The cave has evidence of use for offerings and burials spanning 2000 years. Maize cobs were recovered from vessels at the site and provide a glimpse into the pattern of cave offerings made during the Late Classic Period.

ID Other ID Type Subtype Uncal BP (years) ± 1 σ (years) Median cal BP (years) Lower cal BP (years) Upper cal BP (years) δ13C Contaminated?
AA-59753 MacroSample cob 1239 36 1179 1267 1071 No
AA-59754 MacroSample cob 1224 38 1088 1220 971 No

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References Cited

Moyes, H.
    2006    The Sacred Landscape as a Political Resource: A Case Study of Ancient Maya Cave Use at Chechem Ha Cave, Belize, Central America. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York, Buffalo.