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Archaeologists from the Belize Institute of Archaeology and students from the University of Illinois Ubrana-Champaign have found a 1,000-year-old Maya settlement in central Belize.

The site was identified at a Mennonite farming community, where the remains of collapsed Maya dwellings appear as white mounds that pocket the landscape.

By studying the ceramics found within several structures, the team have dated the site to the Early Classic Period between AD 250 and AD 600. This period marked the peak of large-scale construction and urbanism, the recording of monumental inscriptions, and demonstrated significant intellectual and artistic development across the Maya world.

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