A fragment of a Middle Preclassic figurine that was recovered in 2008. Members of the PCE dated the figurine to the Middle Preclassic (c. 800 – 600 B.C.) based on stylistic characteristics. This figurine probably arrived with the island’s first permanent inhabitants. Image courtesy of Jennifer Taschek, Proyecto Costa Escondida Maritime Maya 2011 Expedition, NOAA-OER.