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date: 22 October 2020

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This article examines the present relationship between indigenous people and archaeology in Mesoamerica, with an emphasis on the Maya region. It provides a brief analysis of the historical and political conditions that have contributed to the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples from the ancient past. It also looks at recent interactions among stakeholders in the investigation, interpretation, and management of Mesoamerican archaeological heritage.

Keywords: indigenous communities, Mesoamerica, Mayan region, disenfranchisement, Mesoamerican archaeology

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