Pacbitun (Belize) and ancient Maya use of slate

@article{Healy1995PacbitunA,
  title={Pacbitun (Belize) and ancient Maya use of slate},
  author={Paul F. Healy and Jaime J. Awe and Gyles Iannone and Cassandra R. Bill},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={1995},
  volume={69},
  pages={337 - 348}
}
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. 

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