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Unique, surviving Classic Maya-era wooden structures to be developed for tourism.
A three‐year project, led by Louisiana State University Professor, Heather McKillop, will see the construction of an observational platform in Paynes Creek National Park. Visitors will be able to observe the underwater archaeological site through a window in the platform without any risk of damaging the remains.
As part of the project two exhibits were opened – one at the Tourism Information Centre on Front
Street, which includes a Maya canoe paddle, and the second at the TIDE Ranger Station in Paynes Creek.
These exhibits, in conjunction with a series of workshops and talks, are designed to raise awareness of this unique Maya site, and will be expanded periodically, A website for archaeological tourism is also planned.
When and where?
Article first posted in the October 2012 issue of the Toledo Howler, republished by permission.