Archaeology


Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium 2015

This is the 13th Annual Archaeology & Anthropology Symposium currently being held at the San Ignacio Hotel in Cayo, Belize. The symposium will be held June 30th- July 4th, 2015. It is being hosted by two departments of NICH: The Institute of Archaeology and the Institute for Social and Cultural Research. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream


Memorandum of understanding between the US and Belize Governments

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE CONCERNING THE IMPOSITION OF IMPORT RESTRICTIONS ON CATEGORIES OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL MATERIAL REPRESENTING THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF BELIZE FROM THE PRE-CERAMIC (APPROXIMATELY 9000 B.C.), PRE-CLASSIC, CLASSIC, AND POST-CLASSIC PERIODS OF THE PRE- COLUMBIAN ERA THROUGH THE EARLY and LATE COLONIAL PERIODS The Government of the United States of America and the Government of Belize; Acting pursuant to the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, to which both countries are […]


Education in Belize: Quality Schools

“Workers will not work hard unless they believe there is quality in what they are asked to do.” William Glasser, M.D. During the last few weeks, the entire country of Belize witnessed with great concern the plight of hundreds/thousands of educators and teachers whose pressing yet ignored working and workplace concerns had finally reached a boiling point.  These professionals work very hard and tirelessly everyday to provide an education to our young people; yet they remain unappreciated by many, especially by those who control their very salaries, workplaces, and living conditions.  BNTU (Belize National Teachers Union) and its members and […]


Contractor and UDP Hopefull Bulldozes 2300 Year Old Mayan Temple 1

Something that seems to be a norm in Belize has made it’s way into the International Media’s eye. The senseless and ignorant destruction of our Belizean Heritage and History. Who caused the destruction? A political affiliate and aspirant for the UDP party Denny Grijalva. Quote from 7NewsBelize: The name we saw on the heavy equipment is D-Mar Construction – owned by Denny Grijalva, UDP hopeful for Orange Walk Central. Grijalva said he knew nothing about the project and referred us to his foreman who never answered at least a dozen calls we made to him. Then Grijalva said he would […]


The Great Inca Rebellion

An example of how history has been tweaked to teach us what they want us to know. The Great Inca Rebellion – Mass graves and forensic evidence reveal a complex truth about how the Inca Empire fell. Through a mix of crime-lab science, archeology, and history, this NOVA/National Geographic special presents new evidence that is changing what we know about the final days of the once-mighty Inca Empire. This probing story of archeological discovery begins in a cemetery crammed with skeletons that offer tantalizing clues about a fierce 16th-century battle between warriors of the collapsing Inca Empire and Spanish invaders. […]