Tipu, Belize

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Alternative name
  • Tipuj
  • Negroman
Location Cayo, Belize
Region Mayan Lowlands
Coordinates 17°04′46″N89°04′49″W / 17.079512443938867°N 89.08030277594041°W / 17.079512443938867; -89.08030277594041 Coordinates: 17°04′46″N89°04′49″W / 17.079512443938867°N 89.08030277594041°W / 17.079512443938867; -89.08030277594041
Type Settlement
Abandoned1707 (by reduccion ) [1]
Periods Postclassic to Spanish colonial
Cultures Mayan

Tipu is a Mayan archaeological site [2] in the Maya Mountains near the BelizeGuatemala border. This site is situated near the Macal River. Further downstream is located the Mayan site of Chaa Creek. [3] Slightly further downstream is the site of Cahal Pech. [4] In Spanish colonial times, Tipu is thought to have played a major role in delaying the conquest of Peten. [1]


Notes and references

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    1. "Early History of Belize".
    2. "C.Michael Hogan, Chaa Creek, Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham, 2007".
    3. "Distribution of Early Middle Formative Period Sites". Archived from the original on 20 February 2003.
    4. Shwartz, Norman B. (1990). Forest society : a social history of Petén, Guatemala. Ethnohistory series. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN   0812282485. OCLC   21974298.

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