Archaeological Reconnaissance in Southeastern Campeche, Mexico

Basic Info

  • Project Executive on ZRC

    Prof. Ivan Šprajc, PhD
  • Collaborators

    dr. Saša Čaval (2007), Aleš Marsetič, PhD (2007, 2013), doc. dr. Tomaž Podobnikar (2004, 2005)
  • Duration

    since February 1, 1996
  • Financial Source

    Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico) • Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (U.S.A.) • National Geographic Society – Committee for Research and Exploration (U.S.A.) • Universidad Autónoma de Campeche (Mexico) • Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Slovenia), Ars Longa – Academic Travel Agency (Slovenia)

In eight field seasons accomplished in the archaeologically little known central parts of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, i.e. in the heartland of the territory once occupied by the Maya, a number of hitherto unreported archaeological sites were recorded, including major centers with large architectural complexes, sculpted monuments and hieroglyphic inscriptions containing important data on regional political history.


Archaeological reconnaissance field season reports for the seasons 1996, 1998 and 2007 are downloadable from the panel on the right, and for the seasons 2001 and 2002 they are availble on-line (see below). For public use the research is summarized within online presentation which includes also extensive database of illustrations and interactive map.