What's New at Homul,
with Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli of Tulane University
A diverse group of students, Maya assistants, archaeologists and researchers explored Holmul and its minor centers (Cival, La Sufricaya, K'o, T'ot, Hamontun, Hahakab) during this year’s field season. On a grand scale, the project investigates the rise and fall of political institutions in the Maya Lowlands. At Cival and Holmul, we are focusing on the earliest ritual practices and iconography that mark the beginning of the political institution of the ajaw in the Preclassic and how it transitioned into the Classic period.