Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Personnel from the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico have begun field work in 10 archaeological zones. The Ministry reported that through the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), six of those sites are in Quintana Roo.
The six state archaeological zones are being reviewed for the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones, which will see them improved and included on the upcoming Maya Train route.
The Ministry explained that personnel from the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) and the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism ( Fonatur) will review El Meco, Oxtankah, Chacchoben, Kohunlich, Dzibanché-Kinichná and Ichkabal in the state of Quintana Roo as part of the improvement program.
On instruction of the General Director of the INAH, Diego Prieto Hernández, the head of the INAH Quintana Roo Center, Margarito Molina Rendón, participated in a joint visit to the El Meco Archaeological Zone to kick off the site reviews.
In coming days, the work tours will continue at the Oxtankah, Chacchoben, Kohunlich, Dzibanché-Kinichná and Ichkabal sites. The Ministry reported that technical teams from the three institutions operate at each of the six sites to follow up on the road map and meet the goals and completion dates of the projects.