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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.