Cerros

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Attraction
Type of Attraction
Archaeological Site
District/Region
Corozal
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Mr. Hector Silva, a local Belizean historian, gives us a brief overview of his contribution to Belize's development and some of the reasons why Belize is still a largely undiscovered ... moreterritory with abundant natural wealth untold.
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Cerros is an Eastern Lowland Maya archaeological site in northern Belize that functioned from the Late Preclassic to the Postclassic period. The site reached its apogee during the Mesoamerican Late Preclassic and at its peak, it held a population of approximately 1,089 people.

The site is strategically located on a peninsula at the mouth of the New River where it empties into Chetumal Bay on the Caribbean coast. As such, the site had access to and served as an intermediary link between the coastal trade route that circumnavigated the Yucatán Peninsula and inland communities. The inhabitants of Cerros constructed an extensive canal system and utilized raised-field agriculture.
 
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Belize is literally filled with Maya Archaeology Sites! Whether it has been excavated or not, you can climb up a Maya Ruin in any region of Belize. Which one will you visit?
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Added Date:
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2020
Author Name:
Angela Wu
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