Colha's Stone Tool Industry

Hester, Thomas R.; Shafer, Harry J.; Eaton, Jack D.; Adams, R.E.W.; Ligabue, Giancarlo
November 1983
Archaeology;Nov/Dec83, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p46
Focuses on the Colha site, the earliest documented industrial settlement of the ancient Maya located in the lowlands of Belize. Description of the stone tools excavated from the archaeological site; Specialized tool production technology at Colha.


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