Naachtun

The Naachtun Archeological Project was a multi-disciplinary research project that merges archaeological investigations with environmental conservation and economic development in the tropical forest of northern Guatemala.

The ancient city of Naachtun is still one of the most remote sites in the Maya region, and one of the least known of all major Classic Maya centres. The site was re-discovered in 1922 by Sylvanus Morley, who named it Naachtun,"Distant Stone" because of its inaccessibility. Sadly, however, even though Naachtun was extremely isolated, most of the major mounds have been pitted and trenched by looters. The Naachtun Archaeological Project, which commenced in 2002, is undertaking the first scientific excavations of the site.