Evidence of Maya hieroglyphic writing appears to have been fairly widespread at Caracol. Although infrequent, bone artifacts that are incised with hieroglyphic texts are found throughout the site. Some of the more elaborately carved and incised bone objects occur with simple burials. Also of note is the presence of a carved tomb capstone in a terminus. The tomb with which this capstone was associated is fairly small and unimposing. The capstone is carved with an elaborately accountered human figure and is accompanied by hieroglyphs that provide a date (4 Ahau) and probably named the individual. In combination with the sporadic occurance of stelae in residential groups, the distribution of these texts and artifacts suggests that a broad segment of Caracol’s urban populace had access to writing or written documents.