Prior to coming to Texas Tech, Dr. Houk directed the Chan Chich Archaeological Project (CCAP) at Chan Chich, Belize between 1996 and 2001. After more than a decade hiatus, the CCAP completed its sixth season of investigations at the ancient Maya city of Chan Chich.
The 2012 season report has been published online and is now available for download! The report will soon be available in printed form, but the version available for download has color photos. The updated site map is also available for download.
Looking forward to 2013, we have an ambitious research agenda that includes conducting pedestrian survey (i.e., walking through the jungle looking for sites) of existing seismic survey lines and logging roads, continuing excavations in the Upper Plaza, and testing out some new remote sensing techniques on a large structure in the Main Plaza at Chan Chich. The remote sensing work is being funded by a grant from the National Geographic Society and the Waitt Foundation. If you wish to support the 2013 season through a financial contribution to the project, you can do so by clicking this link. Any contribution is greatly appreciated and is tax deductible! Feel free to email Dr. Houk for more information about our plans for next season.
Read about the 2012 season in the College of Arts & Sciences Newsletter.