The Chama Region
In 1916, Robert Burkitt's travels for the Penn Museum led him to Chama on the Chixoy River in the Alta Verapaz region of the highlands of Guatemala, a site which had flourished during the Late Classic (600- 800 CE).
"The mounds are burial mounds, in each of which, a number of people have been buried....The stone work has given way in all directions...the pottery and everything is embedded in a mass of stones and earth...to be picked away little by little with trowels."
-Robert Burkitt to George Gordon,
May 7, 1916.