Preclassic Period Nixtun-Ch’ich’


During our 1995, 2006-2008, and 2013-2014 seasons at Nixtun-Ch’ich, we encountered Preclassic period (ca.1000 BC-AD 200) constructions in nearly every test unit excavated. It was clear that the site’s most substantial constructions occurred before AD 200. In 2013-2014, Proyecto Itza remapped the site and found that it contained an urban grid. In 2015, Proyecto Itza began to intensively investigate the Preclassic period occupations along with our work on the Postclassic period.

Excavations, Preclassic Period
Middle Preclassic Period Figurine, Nixtun-Ch'ich' (Timothy Pugh)

Middle Preclassic Period Figurine, Nixtun-Ch’ich’ (Timothy Pugh)