Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Anthropology (1996)
Areas of Expertise
- Cultural evolution
- Ceramic analysis
- Pottery producion and exchange
- Mesoamerica & South America, especially Maya
- “Mesoamerican Horizons and the Cultural Transformation of Maya Civilization.” In: Latin American Horizons: Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 11-12 October 1986. Ed. D. Rice. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 1993.
- “Changing Ceramic Production and Exchange in the Petexbatun Region, Guatemala: Reconsidering the Classic Maya Collapse.” Ancient Mesoamerica, 1997 [Co-authored with R. L. Bishop].
- “La Vida a la Orilla del Colapso: Resultados de la Primera Temporada del Proyecto Arqueologico La Amelia, Peten.” Utz’ib 2(5): 1-19. Asociacion Tikal, Guatemala City, 1998.
- “Kaminaljuú.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures, ed. by David Carrasco and William Fash. Oxford University Press, New York, 2000.
- Terminal Classic Socioeconomic Processes in the Maya Lowlands through a Ceramic Lens. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, in preparation [co-edited with Sandra L. Lopez Varela].
- “At the Crossroads: The Economic Basis of Political Power in the Petexbatun Region, Southwest Peten, Guatemala.” Ancient Maya Political Economy, edited by M. Masson and D. Freidel. Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
- “Sherds and Glyphs: Pottery Production and Exchange at the Twin Capitals of the Petexbatun Polity, Peten, Guatemala.” Pottery Economies in Mesoamerica: Integrated Approaches, edited by C. Poole and G. Bey, University of Arizona Press. [with Ronald L. Bishop], in preparation.
- Ceramics, Production and Exchange in the Petexbatun Region: The Economic Parameters of the Classic Maya Collapse. VIMA Petexbatun Monograph Series. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, in press [with contributions by Ronald L. Bishop].