Sally & Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology
Archaeology; Mesoamerica; Maya area; origins and development of complex societies; archaeological method and theory; process of cultural change. Chalchuapa Archaeological Project: origins and development of Preclassic cultures of S.E. Maya area; Verapaz Archaeological Project: origins and development of Preclassic highland Maya culture; Quirigua Project: development and testing of functional and explanatory models for Classic Maya presence in the Southeast Lowlands; El Mirador Project: origins and development of classic lowland Maya civlization; Copan Acropolos Project: architectural and functional development of the Eastern Acropolis.
Anthropology Department Faculty; Shoemaker Curator, American Section, University Museum; Research Faculty, Latin American Cultures Program.