Labna-Kiuic Regional Archaeological Project
Yucatán, Mexico
CONTACT: George Bey

Puuc Region
Yucatan, Mexico
The Labna-Kiuic Regional Archaeological Project is a joint Mexican-U.S. research program being carried out in the Puuc region of Northern Yucatán, Mexico. The Puuc area was first settled by the Maya in approximately 500 BC and gave rise to a series of spectacular city-states reaching their peak in the years preceding A.D. 1000. The Labna-Kiuic Regional Archaeological Project is under the co-direction of Millsaps College, Mexico’s National Institute of Archaeology and History (INAH) and Davidson College.

It is a long term research program designed to address the factors that led to development of ancient Maya culture in this region and its eventual collapse. The project focuses on the major Maya cities of Labna and Kiuic and the region that surrounds them. Millsaps is presently carrying out excavation of a large Maya Palace complex that contains a sequence of occupation extending some 1500 years.

Millsaps College carries on its archaeological research at Kiuic each summer taking a number of students into the field. They are accompanied by Dr. George J. Bey III, co-director of the project. Typically, these students have either completed one of the College’s archaeological field schools and/or the Living in Yucatán field program.

For more information relating to this program, please contact George Bey.


1701 N State St, Jackson, MS 39210 Ph: 601.974.1000 or 1.800.352.1050