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Fonatur signs over Tren Maya archaeological prospecting to INAH

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Authorities from INAH and the Fonatur Tren Maya company completed the delivery-reception of archaeological prospecting involved in the Tren Maya project.

Institute authorities received 53 folders generated in the work carried out in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 north and 5 south of the project. The collection will be reviewed and classified by the Archeology Council and will subsequently be transferred to the National Archeology Archive.

Authorities from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the company Fonatur Tren Maya, entities attached to the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico and the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), respectively, completed the delivery-reception of 53 files related to the Tren Maya project.

In the facilities of the National Archeology Archive (ANA), located in the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA), the importance of this documentary corpus linked mainly to the initial archaeological prospecting work undertaken between 2020 and 2023 in the areas of influence of the railway work, be protected, from now on, by the INAH.

At the delivery-reception ceremony, the President of the Institute’s Archeology Council, Laura Ledesma Gallegos pointed out that through this transfer, the commitments previously signed by the company with the INAH are fulfilled.

Regarding the information contained in the 53 files of which there are also backups in digital formats, the manager of the Fonatur Tren Maya project, Jesús Samuel Hernández Hernández, explained that it is data associated with the specialized surveys, carried out in sections 1 , 2, 3, 4, 5 north and 5 south of the Maya Train.

He said the delivery to the institute by the Secretariat of National Defense and the construction consortiums participating in the Maya Train of the data generated in the survey of sections 6 and 7, as well as of those produced during field intervention actions, as part of the archaeological rescues carried out by the INAH on the train route, “this collection that we now deliver can already be considered historical due to its relevance.”

The head of the ANA, Beatriz Adriana Espíndola Serna, indicated that the collection will be reviewed and classified by the Archeology Council of the INAH and will subsequently be definitively transferred to the archive for its care.