Summer 2012

Vulture flying by the moon at Lower Dover.

Summer is over, and it was a busy one for us here at Lower Dover. We had a lot of exciting things happen over the past three months, and we look forward to sharing them with you.

Bunk House at Lower Dover.

We are happy to announce Lower Dover is once again open to the public, so book your stay before we fill up for the upcoming holiday season.

Here are some highlights from the summer:

2012 Archaeological Dig at Lower Dover.

The first two months of the summer were occupied by the archaeological group BVAR. The Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project (BVAR), is directed by Belizean Archaeologist Dr. Jaime Alwe, and allows the chance for students to complete their field work on an active archaeological site.  Lower Dover is one of three sites that BVAR digs at during the summer; and they found some very interesting artifacts in our backyard that we look forward to sharing with you.

Collecting soil samples at Actun Chapat cave in Belize.

Collecting Samples from Actun Chapat cave in Belize.

In early August, after the BVAR students left, we were lucky enough to be visited by Geologists from the U.S. Geological Society (USGS). They came to map caves and collect soil samples in an effort to further study what the environment was like during the rise and fall of the Mayans. They even took some samples from Lower Dover, and we are excited about seeing the results of the analysis.

Lower Dover’s famous BBQ chicken and ham for the 4th of July.

These are just some quick highlights from a great summer, and even though summer has officially ended, it doesn’t feel like it when the sun is shining and it’s in the 80s everyday.  We’ve got lots of great photos to share and make sure you come back for updates!

Artifacts collected at Lower Dover in the summer of 2012.

Artifacts found at Lower Dover in the Summer of 2012.

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