Ancient maya stone tools and ritual use of deep valley rockshelter, Belize

  title={Ancient maya stone tools and ritual use of deep valley rockshelter, Belize},
  author={W. James Stemp and Gabriel D. Wrobel and Jessica Haley and Jaime J. Awe},
  journal={Journal of Cave and Karst Studies},
This paper discusses the technological and microscopic use-wear analyses of the chert debitage excavated from Deep Valley Rockshelter. This rockshelter, located in the Caves Branch River Valley of central Belize, was primarily used by the ancient Maya from the Late Preclassic to Terminal Classic periods (AD 80–950) and may demonstrate a pattern of rockshelter usage by the Classic period Maya. To test whether such a pattern exists, lithic data from Caves Branch Rockshelter and other rockshelters… 

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