Yaxuná (yah-shoo-nah') - an ancient Maya city, a modern Maya village,
and an archaeological excavation in the heart of the Yucatan.

Welcome to the multimedia website of the Selz Foundation Yaxuná Archaeology Project. Headquartered at Southern Methodist University, the project conducts* scientific research in the ancient ruins of Yaxuná, a Maya city founded during the Middle Preclassic era and destroyed by forces of Chichén Itzá during the Terminal Classic. It is located 20 kilometers south of that legendary imperial city. (1996 text introduction)

*The original Yaxuná Archaeology Project conducted excavation research in the years 1986 to 1996. All the graduate student archaeologists went on to earn their doctorates in anthropology and some have launched their own archaelogical projects at other Yucatán ruins. A new project, led by a Yaxuná alumnus, Travis Stanton, is now continuing the work at Yaxuná and in the surrounding region.

This website is associated with California State University, Hayward and shows high-bandwidth multimedia in the form of QuickTime Movies, QuicktimeVR, & Shockwave.

Home Page: Las Ruinas Antiguas de Yaxuná


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See other Yucatán and Maya Archaeology news and websites at Phil's Maya Blog circa 2010.