Uxbenka (or Uxbenká in Spanish orthography) is a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site located in Belize's southernmost district of Toledo. An urban settlement of the pre-Columbian Maya, it is the earliest-known Maya polity in the southern Belizean lowlands, with evidence of occupation dating to the Early Classic period of Mesoamerican chronology (ca. 250–500 CE). [ [http://www.famsi.org/reports/05070/ "Introduction"] , Prufer (2005).] It is one of five major Maya sites in this region, which archaeological sites also include Nim Li Punit and Lubaantun. Settlement of Uxbenka has been suggested to have occurred originally by Peten peoples.



: cite web |author=aut|Cleveland State University |year=2005 |date=2005-12-09 |title=Cleveland State Archaeologist and Former Student Unearths New Discoveries in Southern Belize |url=http://www.csuohio.edu/today/051209.html |work=Cleveland State Today|publisher=CSU Department of Marketing and Public Affairs |accessdate=2008-01-16: cite book |author=aut|Leventhal, Richard M. |year=1992 |chapter=The Development of a Regional Tradition in Southern Belize |title=New Theories on the Ancient Maya |series=University Museum Monograph series, #77 |editor=Elin C. Danien and Robert J. Sharer (eds.) |location=Philadelphia |publisher=University Museum, University of Pennsylvania |pages=pp.145–154|isbn=0-924171-13-8 |oclc=25510312 : cite web |author=aut|Prufer, Keith M. |year=2005 |title=Report of the Uxbenká Archaeological Project (UAP) - 2005 Field Season |url=http://www.famsi.org/reports/05070/ |work=The Foundation Granting Department: Reports Submitted to FAMSI |publisher=Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI) |accessdate=2008-01-16 : cite web |author=aut|Prufer, Keith M. |year=2007 |format=with contributions by Andrew Kindon, Holley Moyes, Douglas Kennett, Kevin Cannariato, Shoshaunna Parks, Bethany Myers, Charles Mustain, and Nancy Komulainen|title=The Uxbenká Archaeological Project (UAP) 2006 Field Season |url=http://www.famsi.org/reports/06066/ |work=The Foundation Granting Department: Reports Submitted to FAMSI |publisher=Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI) |accessdate=2008-01-16 : cite journal |author=aut|Wanyerka, Phillip J. |year=1996|date= |title=The Carved Monuments of Uxbenka, Toledo District, Belize |journal=Mexicon |url= |format= |volume=18 |issue=2 |pages=pp.29–35|location=Berlin |publisher=K.-F. von Flemming, Internationale Gesellschaft für Mesoamerika-Forschung |doi= |issn=0720-5988 |oclc=5821915: cite web |author=aut|Wanyerka, Phillip J. |year=2004 |title=The Southern Belize Epigraphic Project: The Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Southern Belize |url=http://www.famsi.org/reports/00077/ |work=The Foundation Granting Department: Reports Submitted to FAMSI |publisher=Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI) |accessdate=2008-01-16

External links

* [http://www.belizemagazine.com/edition07/english/e07_17archaeology.htm "The Archaeological Wonders of Belize: A Visit to Uxbenka"] , article with photos on Uxbenka at BELIZEmagazine.com (July 2005)

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