Investigations in the Caracol epicenterhave focused on the A, B, and C Groups, on the Central, South, and Northwest Acropoli, and on the elite residential group called “Barrio.” These excavations have revealed both early and late remains, ranging from an elaborate Late Preclassic burial in front of Structure B34 (date = ca. A.D. 150) to a partial Early Postclassic incense burner from the summit of Structure A2 (date = ca. A.D. 1100). Many of Caracol’s central buildings have been trenched and areally exposed through excavation. During the course of these investigations, may of Caracol’s central palaces were found to have in situ artifactual debris on their floors. Carbon layers indicate that the central part of Caracol was burned at approximately A.D. 895.