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Site located on a ridge between the Rios Hondo and Nuevo in northern Belize [formerly British Honduras] which is notable for its evidence of early settlement in the Maya Lowlands. Its long stratigraphic and ceramic sequences cover the period from the Early Formative to the Late Classic. The earliest Swasey Phase (radiocarbon dated to cl950 be) has evidence of maize cultivation and a unique, fully developed ceramic complex of great variety. The site operated as a minor ceremonial centre in the Late Classic Period.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied