CONTACT: Cameron Griffith, Co-Director, Western Belize Regional Cave Project
LOCATION: Cayo District, Belize
SESSION 1 DATES: TBA
SESSION 2 DATES: TBA
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Due to the strenuous and dangerous nature of cave reconnaissance it is imperative that volunteers be in excellent physical condition. Prior archaeological experience or spelunking experience is preferred. Previous experience in an archaeological field school is preferred.
ACADEMIC CREDIT (not required): TBA. In certain cases academic credit may also be arranged with student's own institution.
COST: (TBA) PER SESSION for lodging, meals, transportation from airport, and daily travel to and from the site. Travel to Belize, optional field trips, insurance, and personal items not included. Optional academic credit not included in costs listed above.
The WBRCP is based in the small town of San Ignacio in Western Belize. San Ignacio is the capital of the Cayo District. It is a picturesque, hilly town with approximately 10,000 inhabitants. San Ignacio is located 22 miles west of Belmopan, the nation's capital, and 72 miles west of Belize city. San Ignacio has three banks (Atlantic Bank, Belize Bank, and Bank of Nova Scotia), a 24 hour electrical supply, drinkable tap water, two hospitals, and a daily and dependable bus service.
The majority of the work week will be spent in the jungle, where participants will live in one of our small camps in close proximity to the cave sites. Although our camps are located deep within the jungles of Belize they are very functional and comfortable. A generator provides electricity at night for lights (for laboratory analysis) and music. Our drinking water is crystal clear and abundant. Our Belizean cooks keep everyone well fed as well as entertained! On weekends everyone returns to the town of San Ignacio to stay in a resort hotel.
For an application and more information about the project, please email Cameron Griffith, Co-Director, at: