Satellite image of La Corona
(courtesy of Dr. Sever, NASA)
Hieroglyphic staircase. 2, Block 5
(the "2012" block)
Burial 3, Str. 13Q-3, La Corona
Welcome to the wesbite for the archaeological project known by its Spanish name Proyecto Regional Arqueológico La Corona (PRALC).
PRALC has been conducting multi-disciplinary archaeological research in the tropical rainforest of northern Guatemala since 2008. It has focused its excavations on the Classic Maya city of La Corona, once known only as the mysterious "Site Q."
We hope you find this site useful and informative. We are still building it, so please excuse some of our unfinished pages! We will continue to update the site so come back often!
You may also wish to contact us directly regarding any questions or sugestions you might have. Please follow this link to find out how to reach us.
In partnership with Mesoweb, PRALC announces a new publication series called: La Corona Notes.
This series will disseminate the latest results and interpretations resulting from research on the Classic Maya center of La Corona in northern Peten, Guatemala. Mitigating the usual lag between discovery and publication, the series will provide project members a venue to rapidly circulate ideas, decipherments, or discoveries deemed interesting and useful to a wider public.
Series editors: Marcello A. Canuto, Tomás Barrientos Q., and David Stuart.
11am CST, April 17, 2013
Marcello A. Canuto
The KAANAL Kingdom: The Alliance between La Corona and Calakmul
LIVE FEED here
Repatriation of La Corona panels:
Three hieroglyphic panels from La Corona have now returned to Guatemala!
For more information please click here.
PRALC's 2006 and 2012 informes
Latest changes to website:
Research has been updated
2012 was a big year for our project, almost as important as it would have been for the Classic Maya! Our discoveries this year far exceeded our expectations and made us optimistic about the prospect of future research efforts at this site.
If you are interested in supporting our work, please feel free to consider a donation to our project.
Follow this link to donate to M.A.R.I online. Thank you!
Donate by mail:
Please click here to fill out a donation card and then send it to the address indicated. Thank you!