Prof. Antonia Foias of the Department of Anthropology & Sociology at Williams is leading a multi-year, interdisciplinary project that includes site survey and excavation at the Classic Maya site of Motul de San José, which is located in Central Peten Lakes region of northern Guatemala. Motul de San José was an important political and economic center during the Late Classic (650-950 C.E.), although its exact role in the Maya region is still unclear. The site is sufficiently large and complex that it will take several years to complete the excavation and interpret the field data.
This video tour was recorded during the summer of 2000 by Prof. Foias and a local videographer. It was edited down to the six-minute video presentation on this page. The digitizing and editing were undertaken by Williams students as part of the Williams Instructional Technology Project during the summer of 2001.
Additional information about the Motul de San José Archaeological Project will be added to the Williams Anthropology/Sociology website as it becomes available.
The Motul de San José Archaeological Project is funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S.A., and Williams College.