About Archaeology of the Mosquitia

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
A very unusual petroglyph in the Rio Platano near Las Marias. Most of the other reoccur often, and I have only seen a couple of others similar to this.

I made this site to try to disseminate more widely the significant amount of information about the prehistoric Mosquito Coast, eastern Honduras, and the Bay Islands. I’ve included a citations and a bibliography that may make the site useful to scholars, but I also hope it will be of interest to non-specialists. I created a series of pages, which are in the title box above, that address some of the main topics of interest to most people with whom I talk about the archaeology of the Mosquitia. Periodic posts, in the menu to the right, will tend to have more graphics and photos.

smallmetates1
Linton and Faustino, Pech from the villages of Subirana and El Carbon, hold up two small metates, or grinding stones, at a site in the nucleus of the Rio Platano Biosphere.

I am an archaeologist who worked in this area for over 20 years, and I still have a sizeable backlog of things I would like to publish or otherwise make available. This site is part of that dissemination strategy.

If you are researching the area, or just curious about any aspect of what is presented here, please email me at cbegley@transy.edu.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you find something of interest.

Chris Begley

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s