Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture Series (VIRTUAL)
“Preclassic Maya Fortification: Monumentality and Defense at Muralla de León, Petén, Guatemala” by Dr. Justin Bracken, Field Director, Proyecto Itza at Petén, Guatemala
Friday, February 26, 2021
In the Petén Lakes region of northern Guatemala, the small site of Muralla de León sits perched atop a steep rise and encircled by a monumental stone wall whose initial form dates to the early years of the Late Preclassic. The site furthermore shows evidence of occupation and construction activity continuing at least to the Late Postclassic period and possibly as late as the early 1700s.