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 (o͞o′sə-mə-sĭn′tə, -so͞o-mä-sēn′tä)
A river, about 965 km (600 mi) long, rising in a confluence of streams along the Guatemala-Mexico border and flowing northwest through southeast Mexico to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Migrants cross the Usumacinta River between La TA[c]cnica, Guatemala, and Frontera Corozal, MA[c]xico, on Oct.
Among their topics are head shaping and tooth modification among the Classic Maya of the Usumacinta River kingdoms, the representation of hair in the art of Chichen Itza, head processing in the La Ramada tradition of southern Peru, semiotic portraits: expressions of communal identity in Wari faceneck vessels, and using their heads: the lives of crania in the Andes.
We were camped on the shore of the Usumacinta River in the midst of ruined Maya cities.
The town is located on the banks of the Usumacinta River, at 120 m above sea lev el.
A sequence was available from GenBank for an individual from Rio Belize, and material recently obtained by field collections from water bodies in the PetenLake district in Northern Guatemala, as well as portions of the Rio Usumacinta basin including Rio La Pasion, were sequenced as part of this study (Table 2).