Pacbitun (Belize) and ancient Maya use of slate

Paul F. Healy, Jaime J. Awe, Gyles Iannone, Cassandra Bill

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As well as jade, obsidian, chert and limestone, the Classic Maya of Central America were accomplished workers of another stone–slate. Recent research at the site of Pacbitun, Belize, where a possible slate workshop has come to light, is cause to look closely at Maya slate-working and the scientific means to study it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-348
Number of pages12
Issue number263
StatePublished - Jun 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • General Arts and Humanities


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