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A warm welcome from the staff of the Institute of Archaeology (IA); At the IA our goal is the Protection, Preservation and Promotion of the rich cultural heritage of our country.  The information contained on this page will inform our readers about:

For further information, please feel free to contact us or visit our office in Belmopan where we maintain a Research Library which is open to the public during normal working hours. Thank you very much for your interest and for helping to Protect the Past for the Future!

MOTTO

PRESERVING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE

MISSION

The Institute of Archaeology (IA) is dedicated to the research, protection, preservation, and sustainable management of Belize’s cultural and archaeological resources.

OBJECTIVES

The goals identified in the mission statement are met through the following program objectives:  Park Management, Planning, and Policy & Marketing; Research, Education and Communications

LEGAL MANDATE

National Institute of Culture and History Act, Chapter 331 of the Subsidiary Laws of Belize 2000, Revised Edition 2003.