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Francisco Estrada-Belli

Publications (sample 1992-)


2010. The First Maya Civilization. Ritual and Power before the Classic Period. Routledge, London. Available on Amazon.com.

1999. The Archaeology of Complex Societies in Southeastern Pacific Coastal Guatemala: A Regional GIS Approach. British Archaeological Reports Series 820. Oxford: John and Erica Hedges.

1992. Middle Preclassic Maya buildings and burials at Cuello, Belize. Antiquity 66 (253) 955-64 (with N.Hammond and A. Clarke).,
1993. Maya Burials and Rituals in the Preclassic Period. Context 11(1-2): 19-22 (with M.L. Angelini).
I Primi Re Maya, 1995 Archeologia Viva,
Patrones de asentamiento y de uso de la tierra desde el Preclasico al Postclasico en la Costa del Pacifico de Guatemala: la arqueologia de Santa Rosa, 1995, Mexicon 18(6):110-115.
El Proyecto Santa Rosa 1995: Resultados de La Primera Temporada. In IX Simposio de Arqueologia de Guatemala, Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Etnologia, Guatemala pp. 565-582 (With L.J. Kosakowsky).
La Arqueologia de Santa Rosa 1996. In X Simposio de Arqueologia de Guatemala, Museo Nacional de Guatemala July 1996. 1998 (with Laura J. Kosakowsky).
Survey in Jutiapa, Southeastern Pacific Guatemala, 1997. Mexicon 20(3): 55-59

1999. A New Perspective on the Relationships among Cream Paste Ceramic Traditions of Southeastern Mesoamerica. Latin American Antiquity.  10(3): 281-299 (Neff, H., J.W. Cogswell, L.J. Kosakowsky,  F. Estrada Belli, and F. J. Bove)
1999. Late Preclassic Ceramic Interaction Spheres: The Pacific Coast as Core, Not Periphery. Journal of Field Archaeology 26(4): 377-390  (L. J. Kosakowsky, F. Estrada Belli, and H. Neff)
2000. Discovery of two predicted Ancient Maya sites in Belize. Antiquity 74 (2000): 481-2 (Tourtellot, G., M. Wolf, Estrada-Belli F., N. Hammond)

2001. Maya Kingship at Holmul, Guatemala. Antiquity 75 (2001):685-6 (F. Estrada-Belli)

2003.  Symbols of Early Maya kingship at Cival, Peten, Guatemala. Antiquity: 77 (298). Dec. 2003. URL: http://antiquity.ac.uk/ProjGall/estrada_belli/index.html

Preclassic Maya monuments and temples at Cival, Petén, Guatemala. Antiquity 77 (296) URL http://antiquity.ac.uk/ProjGall/belli/belli.html 

2006. Lightning Sky, Rain Gods and Maize: the Ideology of Preclassic Maya Rulers at Cival, Guatemala. Ancient Mesoamerica 17(1): 57-78.

Estrada-Belli,F.,  A. Tokovinine, J. M. Foley, H. Hurst, G. A. Ware, D. Stuart, and N. Grube
2008 (accepted) Pintura mural e historia en La Sufricaya y las relaciones Teotihuacanas en las Tierras Bajas Maya. Estudios de Cultura Maya. UNAM, Mexico. 

Estrada-Belli,F.,  A. Tokovinine, J. M. Foley, H. Hurst, G. A. Ware, D. Stuart, and N. Grube

2009. A Maya Palace at Holmul, Guatemala and the ‘Teotihucan Entrada’: Evidence from Murals 7 and 9. Latin American Antiquity


The 1997 field season was featured in the Geographica section of the January 1998 issue of the National Geographic Magazine.

National Geographic/PBS-TV documentary" Dawn of the Maya" May 12, 2004. Related links.

National Geographic Magazine. Maya Rise and Fall. August 2007 (Behind the Scenes [printed version] and Field Notes [online] with Ken Garrett).

nationalgeographic.com Mission Projects Interactive Map. (Holmul, Cival and La Sufricaya sites) 2007

National Geographic Magazine Special Collector's Issue.  The Mysterious Maya. August 2008.

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