Xnaheb is an archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, one of five primary sites identified in the southern Belize region.[1] The center is built on a ridge of foothills that extends from the Maya Mountains, in what is now the Toledo District of Belize.[2] Based on certain architectural similarities between the two sites, it is possible that Xnaheb was founded as an offshoot of Nim Li Punit.[3]

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  1. Leventhal (1992, pp.145,152); see also ""The Glyphic Corpus of Xnaheb"" (PDF). (3390 KiB), section report in Wanyerka (2004).
  2. Pemberton (2005, p.10)
  3. Dunham et al. (1989, p.275).


Dunham, Peter S.; Thomas R. Jamison; Richard M. Leventhal (1989). "Secondary development and settlement economics: The Classic Maya of Southern Belize". In Patricia A. McAnany and Barry L. Isaac (ed.). Prehistoric Maya Economies of Belize. Research in Economic Anthropology, Supplement 4. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. pp. 255–292. ISBN 1-55938-051-9. OCLC 20029874.
Levanthal, Richard M. (1992). "The Development of a Regional Tradition in Southern Belize". In Elin C. Danien and Robert J. Sharer (ed.). New Theories on the Ancient Maya. University Museum Monograph series, #77. Philadelphia: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. pp. 145–154. ISBN 0-924171-13-8. OCLC 25510312.
Pemberton, Keith Michael (August 2005). "Models for Ancient Maya Coastal Site Development and Economy: Examination of Pork and Doughboy Point, Port Honduras, Belize" (PDF). Master's Thesis. Louisiana State University, Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Collection. Retrieved 2008-03-18. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
Wanyerka, Phillip J. (2004). "The Southern Belize Epigraphic Project: The Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Southern Belize" (PDF online publication). The Foundation Granting Department: Reports Submitted to FAMSI. Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI). Retrieved 2008-03-18.

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