Ancient Mesoamerica


Classic Maya Ballcourts at La Milpa, Belize

Kevan C. Schultza1, Jason J. Gonzaleza1 and Norman Hammonda1

a1 Department of Archaeology, Boston University, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA


Two ballcourts at the major Classic site of La Milpa are of similar age but different design, a circumstance found only rarely elsewhere. Differences in playing surface and alley plan suggest that different kinds of ballgame were played during the Terminal Classic period on these courts.