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This pattern is seen spreading out through the Peten region likely controlled by Caracol, although this spread is independent of other material cultural indicators (like caching practices).K’an II commissioned more monuments than any other ruler, and ushered in the ‘golden age’ of Caracol.
Tikal's influence weakened during the mid-sixth century; losing control of Naranjo, located halfway between the two cities (42 km from each site), Then, in AD 556 Tikal enacted a ch’ak (axe) war event, and defeated Caracol; this caused Lord Water to enact the first known star war event in 562 (18.104.22.168.2), and defeated Tikal's Lord Wak Chan K’awiil (Double Bird).The Caracol Archaeological Project (ongoing every year since 1985) is directed by Drs.Arlen and Diane Chase of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), United States.Mai reported the site to the archaeological commission for British Honduras, today Belize. The site was first noted and documented archaeologically in 1937 by A. During this time Satterthwaite primarily focused on finding and documenting monuments, later removing several stelae and altars to the University Museum.In the early 1980s, Paul Healy of Trent University investigated Caracol’s core area, recording several architectural groups, and noting the extensive terrace systems and high population density for the surrounding area.It rests on the Vaca Plateau at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains.
Local tour guides say that the nickname "Caracol" originates from the large population of snails present on the site.Caracol is the name given to a large ancient Maya archaeological site, located in what is now the Cayo District of Belize.It is situated approximately 40 kilometres south of Xunantunich and the town of San Ignacio Cayo, and 15 kilometers away from the Macal River.This place name may also reference the Three Stone Place of creation.The site was first reported by a native logger named Rosa Mai, who came across its remains in 1937 while searching for mahogany hardwood trees to exploit. Anderson visited the site for two weeks along with a colleague H. Jex [Hugh Blockley Jex - who later became Inspector of Crown Licence]. They conducted preliminary surveys, noted 9 carved monuments, took notes on the structures of the A Group Plaza, and undertook limited excavations in two locations. More extensive explorations and documentation of the site was undertaken by Linton Satterthwaite of the University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania from 1950 to 1953.In the spring dry season of 2009 they conducted a Li DAR survey with an aircraft that allowed a very rapid assessment of the entire site and surrounds, mapping 200 square kilometers, with results published in May 2010.