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Institute of Archaeology

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A warm welcome from the staff of the Institute of Archaeology (IA) and the National Institute of Culture and History!

Our goal is the Protection, Preservation and Promotion of the rich cultural heritage of our country.

By examining our past we can further enrich the cultural identity of the Belizean people and continue to add to the colourful tapestry that is the history of Belize. While our headquarters are in Belmopan, we also manage the archaeological reserves of this nation. These reserves are open reminders of our heritage and act as cultural links and classrooms for people not only from Belize but from around the world.