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Xunantunich vs Baking Pot vs Lower Barton Creek Assignment

Compare and contrast the settlement systems at Xunantunich, Baking Pot, and Lower Barton Creek.

  • Describe the locations of each of these sites in terms of ecology and talk about their configurations. This description should include both the layout of the site epicenter and settlement groups around the epicenter.
  • Describe each settlement system ( Xunantunich, Baking Pot, and Lower Barton Creek). How are sites distributed among environmental zones? What is their proximity to features like rivers and streams? What does their distribution tell you about patterns of resource use?
  • What conclusions can you draw about Classic period economies, social/political organization, and interactions with the environment in western Belize during the Classical period

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