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The Ch′orti′ Maya AreaPast and Present$
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Brent Metz, Cameron L. McNeil, and Kerry M. Hull

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033310

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033310.001.0001

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Copan Past and Present: Maya Archaeological Tourism and the Chorti in Honduras

Copan Past and Present: Maya Archaeological Tourism and the Chorti in Honduras

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(p.246) 18 Copan Past and Present: Maya Archaeological Tourism and the Chorti in Honduras
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The Ch′orti′ Maya Area
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Lena Mortensen

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0018

This chapter examines the Ch'orti' in Honduras and the Maya archaeological tourism, particularly at the Copan archaeological site. The Copan tourism sector has grown exponentially to accommodate the ever-increasing number of package tours, school groups, and independent travellers that now represent a near-permanent yet mobile feature of the social and physical landscape. However, like tourism development anywhere, the economic benefits of this rapid rise have been unevenly distributed, and the consequences of archaeological tourism yield conflicting outcomes for those who look to the archaeological past as a source of more than mere financial gain.

Keywords:   Ch'orti', Honduras, Copan, archaeological site, tourism, economic benefits

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