ACH 45th Annual Conference: 2013
Caracol Archeological Site
This year’s ACH Conference field trip will be to the Caracol Archeological Site, one of Belize's largest Classic Maya Sites and is located within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. The site is about 2 hours ago from San Ignacio and boasts the tallest man-made structure in Belize. The site features glyphs, construction style and astronomical alignments typical of the Maya in this region during the Classic Period. It also has terrace features which suggest how agriculture was used to support a sprawling city-state between 250-and 900 A.D. Visitors can climb atop the world, relax and take in a magnificent view of the surrounding rainforest.
The price will be $35 US dollars per person. There will be a small meal provided which includes sandwiches, nuts, and water. Attendees can also bring along other snacks in their backpacks. Belize's chief Archaeologist, Jaime Awe, has agreed to be on hand to conduct a tour and lecture of the site. More information about this event will be available at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel during conference registration.
Michelle Craig McDonald, Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Caribbean Historians: firstname.lastname@example.org.