The long-term goals of the Holmul project are:

  1. To complete a comprehensive program of survey end excavation aided by environmental studies as well as iconographic and epigraphic analyses for the Holmul region, which will result in a thorough understanding of Maya cities and their hinterlands as manifestations of state-level systems of anthropological archaeology.
  2. To train US and Guatemalan students at Holmul, Guatemala as leaders in archaeology.
  3. To publish research results in a timely fashion in scholarly publications and other media for a general audience.
  4. To contribute project resources to conservation for tourism development at Holmul sites to benefit nearby communities by collaborating with NGO and local government officials.