Baylor in Belize I
Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project
The BVAR project is co-directed by Belizean archaeologists Dr. Jaime J. Awe (Northern Arizona University) and Dr. Julie A. Hoggarth (Baylor University). BVAR has been conducting archaeological research in central Belize since 1988 with the initiation of excavations at the ancient Maya site of Cahal Pech. In 1992 BVAR started shifting its focus on the major site of Baking Pot, a site which continues to be actively investigated by Co-Director Julie Hoggarth since 2008. In 2018 BVAR will be hosting its 31st summer field school. The fieldwork in 2018 will continue with investigations at the ancient Maya sites of Cahal Pech, Baking Pot, Lower Dover, and Xunantunich. These major Belize Valley sites are located on the outskirts of the modern town of San Ignacio, capital of the Cayo District of Belize, Central America.