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La Milpa Archaeological Site
La Milpa is an
archaeological Mayan site located in the Three
River Region in the Northwest Belize. The ruins of the site are
still largely buried, but archaeologists estimate that this
settlement reached an area of 18,000 square meters.
Location: Northwest Belize
Description of La Milpa Archaeological Site
La Milpa is the third largest archeological Mayan site in Belize
and one of the largest sites in the region. It was originally settled around
400BC. La Milpa reached its peak during Early Classic Period. However it went
into decline in the late 9th and early 10th century due to decline in the
agricultural output, famine and increased warfare.