The whole area has been revealed to be an important rural settlement of the ancient Maya. The presence of the largest freshwater wetland in the northern part of the Peninsula in an area inhabited by the ancient Maya provides a unique opportunity to understand the management of resources through time in a unique environment. Recent discoveries by the archaeological research team at El Edén suggests the presence of a complex system of rock alignments (dikes) in the wetlands. This is an indication that the ancient Maya were managing the wetlands. However, we do not yet know the purpose of these dikes. The following projects will continue working on the basic description of the archaeological features and settlements in the whole region and will experiment with different hypotheses of the management of the wetlands by the ancient Maya. Paleolimnological studies in "cenotes" are being carried out also. A restoration project based on the hypothesis of the uses of this ancient wetland management system will be attempted.