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Articles on Underwater Maya Project, Paynes Creek Salt Works, Belize

Also see the following books:
Salt, White Gold of the Ancient Maya. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2002.
In Search of Maya Sea Traders. Texas A & M University Press, College Station, 2005.

2018   “Specialized salt production during the ancient Maya Classic period at two

            Paynes Creek Salt Works, Belize: Chan b’i and Atz’aam Na.” (E. Cory Sills and

            Heather McKillop) Journal of Field Archaeology 43(6): 457-471.

            https://doi.org/10.1080/00934690.2018.1504543.

2018   “Contingent multi-crafting, surplus household production, and the Maya quest for

            salt.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 15: 265-273.   PDF

2018   “Assessment of the shell midden at the Eleanor Betty Salt Work, Belize.” (Valerie

            Feathers and Heather McKillop). Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 15:

            275-285.   PDF

2017   “Early Maya Navigation and Maritime Connections in Mesoamerica.” In The Sea

            in History: The Medieval World, edited by Michel Balard, pp. 701-715. Boydell

            and Brewer, Bogner Regis, England.

2017   “The Paynes Creek Salt Works: A Model for Coastal Belize.” (H McKillop and

            E.C. Sills) In Ancient Maya Commodities, edited by Jennifer Matthews and Tom

            Guderjan, 67–86. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

2017   “Diving Deeper in Punta Ycacos Lagoon at the Paynes Creek Salt Works,

            Belize.” Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 14: 279-288.   PDF

2017   “Excavating the underwater shell deposit at an ancient Maya salt work in Belize:

            the Eleanor Betty Site.” (Valerie Feathers, Heather McKillop, E. Cory Sills, and

            Rachel Watson) Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 14: 289-297.   PDF

2016   “Coastal Economies: Comparing Northern and Southern Belize,” in Perspectives

            on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay, edited by Debra S. Walker, pp.279-291,

            University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

2016   “Chemical Signatures of Ancient Activities at Chan b’i – A Submerged Maya salt

            works, Belize.” (E. Cory Sills, Heather McKillop, and E. Christian Wells).

            Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 9: 654-662.

2016   "Spatial Patterning of Salt Production and Wooden Buildings Evaluated by Underwater

            Excavations at Paynes Creek Salt Work 74." (H. McKillop and E.C. Sills)

Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 13:229-237.  PDF

2015    "Chemical Analysis of Marine Sediment from Chan b’i, Paynes Creek Salt

Works, Belize. (E. C. Sills, H. McKillop, and E.C. Wells).

Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology: 261-269.  PDF

2015   "Evaluating Ancient Maya Salt Production and the Domestic Economy: The

Paynes Creek Salt Works and Beyond." (H. McKillop) Research Reports in

Belizean Archaeology 12: 97-105.  PDF

2014    "Fueling the Ancient Maya Salt Industry." (M. Robinson and H. McKillop)

Economic Botany 68: 96–108.  PDF

2014    "The Ancient Maya Canoe Paddle and the Canoe from Paynes Creek National

            Park, Belize." (H. McKillop, E.C. Sills, and V. Cellucci) Research Reports in

            Belizean Archaeology 11: 297-306.  PDF

2013    "Brine Enriching Slag Heaps or Mounded Remains of Salt Makers’ Homes? Earthen Mounds at the Paynes Creek Salt Works." (R. Watson, H. McKillop, and E.C. Sills) Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 10: 297-304.  PDF

2013    "Underwater Excavations of Classic Period Salt Works, Paynes Creek National Park, Belize."  (E. C. Sills and H. McKillop) Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 10: 281-288.  PDF

2013   "Ancient Maya wood selection and forest exploitation: a view from the

            Paynes Creek salt works, Belize." (M. Robinson and H. McKillop) Journal of

            Archaeological Science 40: 3584-3595.  PDF

2013    "Sustainable Archaeological Tourism of the Maya Paynes Creek project Using 3D Technology." (H. McKillop and E. C. Sills) Anthropology News May/June, pp. 12-13.  PDF

2012    "Constructing and Using a GIS for Fieldwork: The Underwater Maya Project." (H. McKillop)  Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 9: 267-278.  PDF

2011    "Stingray Lagoon and the nature of scientific discovery." (H. McKillop)  Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 8: 173-181.   PDF

2010    "The Architecture of Salt Production at the John Spang Site, Paynes Creek National Park,

            Belize." (E. C. Sills and H. McKillop)  Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 7:

            253-258.  PDF

2010    "Ancient Vegetation and Landscape of Salt Production in Paynes Creek National

            Park, Belize." (H. McKillop, E. Sills, and Jessica Harrison) Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 7: 245-252.  PDF

2010    "A Late Holocene Record of Sea-Level Rise: the K’ak’ Naab’ Underwater Maya Site Sediment Record, Belize." (H. McKillop, E. Sills, and J. Harrison) ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings 2010, edited by Chris Horrell and Melanie Damour, pp. 200-207. Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology.  PDF

2010    "Underwater Maya: Spatial Analysis of Briquetage and Wooden Buildings at the Paynes Creek Saltworks, Belize, Central America," (H. McKillop)  In Salt Archaeology in China, volume 2: Global Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Shuicheng Li and Lothar von Falkenhausen, pp. 348-373. Science Press, Beijing. (English).  PDF

2010    "Underwater Maya: Spatial Analysis of Briquetage and Wooden Buildings at the Paynes Creek Saltworks, Belize, Central America," (H. McKillop)  In Salt Archaeology in China, volume 2: Global Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Shuicheng Li and Lothar von Falkenhausen, pp. 348-373. Science Press, Beijing. (Chinese).  PDF

2010    "Ancient Maya Canoe Navigation and their Implications for Classic and Postclassic Maya Economy and Trade." (H. McKillop) Journal of Caribbean Archaeology, Special Publication 3: 93-105.  PDF

2009    "The Geopolitics of the Coastal Maya Economy in Southern Belize: Relations between the Coastal and Inland Maya." (H. McKillop) Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 6: 55-61.  PDF

2009    "Mapping Ancient Maya Wooden Architecture on the Sea Floor, Belize." (H. McKillop)

 ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings 2009: 277-286.  PDF

2009    "El descubrimeiento y mapeo de arquitectura de Madera del Clascio Maya en una turbera debajo del suelo marino en el Parque Nacional Paynes Creek, Belice." (H. McKillop)  Los Investigadores de la Cultura Maya 18, Tomo 1, pp. 173-179. Universidad Autonoma de Campeche, San Fransisco de Campeche, Mexico.  PDF

2008    "One Hundred Salt Works! The Infrastructure of the Ancient Maya Salt Industry." (H. McKillop) Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 5: 251-260.  PDF

2007    GIS of the Maya Canoe Paddle Site, K’ak’ Naab.’ (H. McKillop) FAMSI Research

            Reports, available online: http://www.famsi.org/reports/05032/index.html

2006    "Underwater Maya: Ancient Maya Wooden Architecture." (H. McKillop) Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 3: 247-255.  PDF

2005    "Classic Maya Workshops: Ancient Maya Salt Works in Paynes Creek National Park, Belize." (H. McKillop) Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 2: 279-289.  PDF

2005    "Finds in Belize Document Late Classic Maya Salt Making and Canoe Transport." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (H. McKillop) 102: 5630-5634.  PDF

1995    "Underwater Archaeology, Salt Production, and Coastal Maya Trade at Stingray

            Lagoon, Belize." (H. McKillop) Latin American Antiquity 6:214-228.  'PDF