Spiegel Online Covers Lower Dover (in German)

For the fall equinox at Caracol in Belize, we had a German filmmaker stop by Lower Dover’s Maya site and talk with the family about life, December 2012, Belize, and the future…

Hope to write a blog about whats been going on lately. I promise I will post some pics of anything crazy if it happens. Good luck and be safe.


Lower Dover Field Station Mentioned in Maya Climate Change Article

Collecting Samples from Actun Chapat cave in Belize.

The scientists doing caving expeditions out of Lower Dover Jungle Lodge this summer got a little publicity in Kentucky. Lots of interesting learning opportunities in Belize, not just archaeology! This multi-disciplinary study is funded through the Alphawood foundation in Chicago.

Collecting soil samples at Actun Chapat cave in Belize.

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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.

Newly Identified Maya Site in Belize – Lower Dover (Video)

We have been a little lazy on the blog lately. That’s about to change with the summer archaeology dig season at Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge starting at the end of this month. Expect full updates and lots of pictures. Maybe even a couple of Maya vids!

To get you primed, here is a video shot two years ago while walking in the jungle area of our property adjacent to the lodge. As you will also notice, the ruins extend throughout the property even to the lodge area where the library sits.