Aventura Archaological Site

Corozal District, Belize

Aventura is one of the three major archaeological sites of the Corozal District. The other two are Chactemal (Santa Rita), and Cerro Maya (Cerros).

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Most Corozaleños probably think of Aventura as that mound visible to the right as you leave San Joaquin heading south toward Libertad. But for a large part of our history, it was a thriving city, encompassing most of what is now San Joaquin, and more.

An archaeological team from Northwestern University near Chicago has been working on the site for several years now, mostly in the summers. So far, very little information has been published, but the preliminary results are exciting.

Here’s where the site is located:

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