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By Dr. Thomas H. Guderjan

Archaeologists are uncertain precisely while the Maya inhabited the coastal components of Belize, yet considerable proof exists to help an intensive maritime alternate community alongside the coast by way of A.D. six hundred This quantity specializes in the maritime exchange community websites on Ambergris Caye, Belize the place excavations have published remnants of very small villages, or camps, alongside the Caribbean coastline.

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If, as we believe, these fields are Postclassic, then Basil 37 Jones represents a major shift in the island economy, away from trading and fishing to an agricultural base. This shift may have been forced upon the residents of Ambergris Caye to some degree. The late Eric Thompson put forth the idea that a Maya group, the Putlin from the Tabasco coast, began to seize control of Maya trade routes at the end of the Classic period. They may well have taken over existing trade routes and consolidated them into one great network.

D.. Not only have world-wide sea levels risen, but the geologic plate of which Ambergris and northern Belize are parts is tilting downward. Residents of the town of Corozal complain about the loss of their front yards to the bay during their lifetimes and the site of Cerros was once on the New River. With the expansion of the bay, Cerros is now several miles from the river's mouth. Likewise, Yalamha has sunk. As it did, wave action eroded away all of the soil and left the potsherds and stone tools to gradually drop onto the bedrock below the place where they had been used 1,300 or more years ago.

38 However, a tantalizing clue to the contrary, a map recently located in the Spanish archives at Seville appears to indicate a settlement on northern Ambergris Caye in the general area of Basil Jones. Other similar notations on the same map are of colonial missions. Of course, where there are missions, there must be Maya for the friars to missionize. Perhaps then, Basil Jones holds the key to understanding the last chapter of the Maya on Ambergris Caye before modern times. A thousand years ago, the maritime traders of Ambergris had built a large and affluent society.

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