A fragment of a Middle Preclassic figurine that was recovered in 2008.

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.

 

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Exploring the Hidden World of the Maritime Maya, 2011 Exploration

The Chronology of Vista Alegre

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