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The Legacy of the Belize Institute of Archaeology: Its History, Challenges, and Ensuing Chapters

Friday, Nov 19, 2021

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Giltner Hall Room 115


Invited Speaker: Dr. Melissa Badillo, An archaeologist with Belize's Institute of Archaeology/National Institute of Culture and History


The Legacy of the Belize Institute of Archaeology Event Flyer (PDF).

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As part of the National Institute of Culture and History, the Institute of Archaeology is mandated by law to preserve, protect, promote, and sustainably manage Belize's archaeological resources. Archaeological reserve management, research and education, and public outreach activities are strategic parameters utilized by the Institute to accomplish these goals.

The challenges faced by a small, developing nation in the protection of its cultural resources are numerous, yet we continue to explore different ideas and work towards finding meaningful and productive ways in the advancement and sustainability of Belizean archaeology. This presentation will cover the development of the Institute over the years and highlight those successful initiatives which have propelled Belizean archaeology to the forefront of Maya research.

For more information, visit the MSU Anthropology event page.

This event is part of the Anthropology Working Paper Series of the MSU Department of Anthropology