The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya sites of Blue Creek, Nojol Nah, Xnoha, and Grey Fox in northwestern Belize. In 2013 we again offer opportunities to participate in our field program and learn about the Maya of the past and today. The Blue Creek project is open to student and non-student participants, regardless of experience. The field school is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and participants receive training in archaeological field and laboratory techniques.
One of the Maya Research Program's major goals is the conservation and preservation of archaeological resources in northwestern Belize. Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, MRP was able to purchase Grey Fox in 2011 to protect it from destruction. In northwestern Belize there are only 3 remaining centers that have not been badly damaged by bulldozing and Grey Fox is one of them. Located in largely unimpacted forest, Grey Fox is teaming with life including monkeys, tropical birds, and at least one grey fox who has no idea the site was named for him (or her). MRP has worked for two decades to preserve and protect the archaeology of the area and now has implemented a new approach. The best way to protect sites is to own them (http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2011/article/ancient-maya-...).
However, MRP very much needs your help! Please help MRP purchase additional sites and conserve them for the future. Your contribution of $100 will allow us to buy a quarter of an acre....and a $400 donation will buy an entire acre.
If you can help MRP with this important conservation effort - please make a tax deductible donation via our webpage: www.mayaresearchprogram.org There is a donation link at the bottom of each page via Google Checkout.