Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Volume III Number 2 The Ruins of Holmul Guatemala
Author: Raymond Edwin Merwin (1881-1928) and George Clapp Vaillant
Publisher: Peabody Museum Press
xiv+107+[36 plate] pages with color frontispiece, illustrations and figures. Folio (14 1/4" x 11") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Volume III Number 2. First edition.
Holmul is a pre-Columbian archaeological site of the Maya Civilization located in the northeastern Peten Basin region in Guatemala near the modern-day border with Belize. The site was first visited by an archaeological research team in 1911, led by Harvard University archaeologist Raymond Merwin. The initial work by Merwin at Holmul (later expanded by George C Vaillant) produced the first stratigraphic ceramic sequence to be defined at a Maya region site. However, the results of this Peabody Museum expedition were not formally published until some twenty years afterwards, and subsequently the site remained relatively little-studied. Excavation and research at Holmul resumed only in the year 2000, as an archaeological group from Boston University, organized by Dr. Francisco Estrada Belli, began to explore the site. Shortly after its start, this archaeological project received funding from Vanderbilt University, until 2008, when Boston University took over the exploration's funding again.
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