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JCC ARCHAEOLOGIST GETS FUNDING

A Mayan archaeological dig directed by Travis Stanton of Jamestown Community College has a new lease on life.

Anthropological research at the site in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula will continue, thanks to a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

The archaeological team also includes faculty members from Tulane, Howard and Florida State universities. The work over the past two summers has been funded through a National Geographic Society grant.

The site, known as Chunchucmil, was inhabited from about 200 to 1250 AD, and appears to be one of the largest and most densely populated Mayan communities in that region.

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