Table 8 Late Classic structure density classes, modified from Rice and Culbert (35).
PLI density classSite centersSite peripheriesRural
ClassDensitySiteArea (km2)DensitySiteArea (km2)DensityRegionDensity
Urban core300+Caracol2.2300
Tikal9235
Urban150–300Ceibal1.6222
Becan3171Tikal (16 km)7181
Tayasal2.5128Ceibal13.6116Belize Valley116
Periurban60–150Cenote0.5128
Uaxactun16106
Tikal/Yaxha60
Nohmul458 Lakes Macanche-Salpeten57
Lakes Yaxha-Sacnab47
Rural<60 Lakes Quexil-Petenxil36
Tikal (survey strips)39
Uaxactun30
Nohmul12
Vacant≤10