FOLLOWING is a List of Mesoamerican, Anthropology and Archaeology Scholars and Subject Matter Experts. They are all the initial recipients of the Alleged Mormon Lands Archaeological Survey which I authored. The list of names falls in alphabetical order, by College, University or Institutional affiliation. [87 recipients :: Last updated 09/27/01]

Note: This green dot [ ] next to names indicates individuals that HAVE provided a response to the Survey.

Albany, University at
John S. Justeson, Ph.D.
website
Linguistics, historical linguistics, language and prehistory, variation and change, writing systems, probabilistic and simulation models, Mesoamerican languages and hieroglyphic writing, Elamite, Indus Valley writing. Project for the Documentation of the Languages of Mesoamerica (PDLMA) Recently produced a decipherment of a major portion of the Late Preclassic epi-Olmec hieroglyphs.
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Albany
, University at
Marilyn A. Masson, Ph.D.
website
Archaeology, cultural evolution, political organization, human ecology, ancient religion, zooarchaeology, lithic analysis, Mesoamerica & North America.
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Albany
, University at
Michael E. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor in the Department of Anthropology
Archaeology of complex societies, economic anthropology, ancient urbanism, ethnohistory, archaeological method and theory; Mesoamerica.
website
email

Arizona
, University of
Lane Anderson Beck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Joint appointment with Arizona State Museum Mortuary analysis, bioarchaeology, North America. current interests: Regional analysis of mortuary practices in the Greater Southwest and Mesoamerica.
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Arizona, University of
Takeshi Inomata, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Archaeology Complex societies, Mesoamerica. current interests: households and political organization in Classic Maya society; field and lab research at Aguateca, Guatemala.
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Arizona, University of
William L. Rathje, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Joint appointment with the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology Archaeology, early civilizations, modern material culture studies, Mesoamerica
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Arizona, University of
Daniela Triadan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Research Archaeologist, Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education Archaeology, Southwest and Mesoamerica, ceramic production and distribution compositional analyses, economic organization current interest: Classic Maya household organization at Aguateca, Guatemala
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Arizona State University
John K. Chance, Ph.D. [use department mailbox]
Department of Anthropology Chair
Mesoamerican Researcher
department email

Arizona State University
Department of Anthropology - Mesoamerican Subject Matter Expert
George L. Cowgill [use department mailbox]
department email

Arizona State University
Department of Anthropology - Mesoamerican Subject Matter Expert
Nora Haenn [use department mailbox]
department email

Arizona State University
Department of Anthropology - Mesoamerican Subject Matter Expert
Barbara L. Stark [use department mailbox]
department email

Baylor University
Dr. Garrett W. Cook
Associate Professor of Anthropology
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BAS - Biblical Archaeological Society
Hershel Shanks and/or Editors
4710 41st Street NW,
Washington, DC 20016-1700, USA
website
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Boston University
Mary Lee Bartlett, Ph.D.
Research Fellow (Mesoamerican archaeology, ceramic petrography)
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Boston University
Clemency C. Coggins, Ph.D.
Professor of Archaeology and of Art History
(Ancient Mesoamerica and Andean art and archaeology; ancient American writing; contextual analysis of works of art in museum collections. Specializes in Maya civilization and the international trade and collecting of cultural property)
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Boston University
Norman Hammond, Ph.D.
Professor (pre-Columbian archaeology, comparative archaeology, history of archaeology)
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Boston University
Patricia A. McAnany, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Mesoamerica, ancestor veneration, economic organization, lithic technology, quantitative methods)
Xibun & K'axob Projects
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Brandeis University
Javier Urcid, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Complex societies, writing systems and decipherment,osteology, Mesoamerica, Native America
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Brandeis University
Robert Zeitlin, Ph.D.
Professor of Archaeology
Political and economic organization Trade and exchange.
Development of complex societies and culture.
Archaeological method and theory. Mesoamerica.
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BYU - Brigham Young University
John E. Clark, Ph.D.
Director of BYU's New World Archaeological Foundation, based in Chiapas, Mexico
website
Researcher of the origins of rank society in lowland Mesoamerica
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BYU - Brigham Young University
Donald W. Forsyth, Ph.D.
Mesoamerican Archaeologist & Ethno-historian
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BYU - Brigham Young University
Stephen D. Houston, Ph.D.
Decipherment of Maya writing, anthropological and historical studies of religion, Mayan linguistics, political anthropology, and approaches to meaning and function in ancient architecture.
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BYU - Brigham Young University
Ray T. Matheny, Ph.D.
Anthropologist with broad experience in Mesoamerican archaeology.
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British Columbia, University of
Blake, Michael, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology, and Curator of Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology
Ancient Latin America & Mesoamerica
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Calgary, University of
Peter Mathews, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor & Australian Research Fellow and Professor
Department of Archaeology, La Trobe University
Research Interests: Archaeology, complex societies, writing systems, Maya epigraphy; Mesoamerica, Maya
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Calgary, University of
Kathryn V. Reese-Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Archaeology, archaeological theory, ceramic analysis, landscape studies; Mesoamerica, Maya
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Calgary, University of
Marc Zender
Department of Archaeology, Doctoral Candidate
Field Director: Programme for Belize archaeological Project, Rio Bravo Station, Belize
Specialist in Maya archaeology, comparative writing and Maya epigraphy.
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California, University of [UCLA]
Richard Lesure, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
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Canadian Society for Mesoamerican Studies
"Ask The Experts" Panel
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Central Florida, University of
Arlen Frank Chase, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Caracol Project in Mexico
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Central Florida, University of
Diane Zaino Chase, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Caracol Project in Mexico
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Colorado School of Mines
Dr. Joseph D. Sneed
Professor
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
website
email

FAMSI
[Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.]
268 South Suncoast Boulevard, Crystal River, Florida 34429 website
FAMSI Palenque Report Edwin L. Barnhart - email
FAMSI Middle PreClassic Public Architecture M. Kathryn Brown - email
FAMSI Chacalapan Geophysical Survey Daniel Welch - email
FAMSI San Lorenzo Northern Alluvial Floodplain Report Anthony A. Vega - email

Florida, University of
Dr. Lynette Norr
Archaeology Field School Director in Panama
Expertise in tropical coastal Americas; her topical interests are subsistence, settlement organization, domestic activities, and the development of social complexity; her analytical skills include bone chemistry, human osteology and paleopathology, and ceramic analysis.
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Florida State University
Mary Deland Pohl, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Mesoamerican Studies
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Florida State University
Nicholas A. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Mesoamerican Studies
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Harvard University
William L. Fash, Ph.D.
website
email

Harvard University
David Stuart, Ph.D.
Mayan hieroglyphic specialist
website
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Illinois, University of [Chicago]
Joel Palka, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Anthropology & Latin American Studies Prof. Palka's research and teaching interests include the archaeology and history of Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, Classic Maya culture, Maya hieroglyphic writing and art, cultural evolution, social inequality and settlement patterns
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Illinois, University of [Urbana-Champaign]
David C. Grove, Ph.D.
Professor of Archaeology Mesoamerica
Rise of complex societies, iconography
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Iowa, University of
Thomas H. Charlton, Ph.D.
Primitive art, ethnohistory, historical archaeology, archaeology of complex societies, comparative evolution of civilizations; Mesoamerican archaeology and ethnology.
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Iowa, University of
Nora England, Ph.D.
Linguistics, language and culture, language politics; Mesoamerica, Mayan languages
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Kansas, University of
John W. Hoopes, Ph.D.
Archaeology, cultural ecology, ceramic analysis, method and theory; Mesoamerica, Lower Central America, South America
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Maya Society of Minnesota
website
A non-profit, member-supported organization, founded in 1978 by individuals interested in learning more, and promulgating knowledge, about Mesoamerican peoples and cultures which flourished before the Spanish conquest.
BOARD of DIRECTORS
President: Phyllis Messenger - email
Past President: Rolf Westgard - email
Board Consultant: Skip Messenger - email
Board Consultant: Janette Monear - email

Middle American Research Institute
of Tulane
website
general email

Minnesota, University of
Kevin L. Callahan
Department of Anthropology
website
email

Minnesota, University of [Duluth]
Tim Roufs, Ph.D.
Anthropologist
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New Mexico, University of
Robert Santley, Ph.D.
Complex societies, regional economies, craft specialization, household archaeology; Mesoamerica, Near East, US Middle West
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New Mexico State
University
Rani T. Alexander, Ph.D.
Archaeologist whose interests include Mesoamerican complex societies, colonial ethnohistory and political economy.
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New Mexico State
University
Lisa J. Lucero, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
PI Director of Valley of Peace Archaeological (VOPA) Project
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Pennsylvania
, University of
Jeremy Sabloff
Director, University Museum
Mesoamerica, archaeology
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Pennsylvania, University of
Robert Sharer
Professor of Anthropology
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Princeton University
David Carrasco, Ph.D.
Professor of the History of Religions
Author of numerous articles and monographs, including Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire (1982) and Religions of Mesoamerica (1991). Professor CarrascoÍs research interests include comparative studies of sacred landscapes, ceremonial centers, ritual performance, myth, religious imagination, and creative responses to colonialism. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures.
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San Francisco State
University
Karen Olsen Bruhns
Maya Research Program
website
Liberal Studies Advisor
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Sonoma
State University
William Clay Poe
Professor of Archaeology
Department of History
website
email

Southern Idaho
, College of
James C. Woods
Director, Herrett Center for Arts and Science Associate Professor of Anthropology
The Ancient Limestone Quarries of Nakbe, Guatemala website
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Texas
, University of [San Antonio]
Richard E.W. Adams, Ph.D.
Professor
Teaching Areas: Archaeology, method and theory, Mesoamerican prehistory, South American prehistory, Old World prehistory
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Texas, University of [Austin]
Thomas Hester, Ph.D.
Archaeology, prehistoric technology, lithics, hunters and gatherers, North America, Mesoamerica.
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Texas, University of [San Antonio]
Laura J. Levi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Teaching Areas: Social philosophy and anthropological theory, complex societies, agrarian ecology, domestic and political economies; Mesoamerica.
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Texas, University of [Austin]
Henry Selby, Ph.D.
Social organization, economic anthropology, development studies; Mesoamerica, Latin America, and Canada.
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Texas, University of [Austin]
Fred Valdez, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Archaeology, ceramic technology; Texas and Mesoamerica
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Texas Christian University [TCU]
Thomas Guderjan, Ph.D.
Executive director of the Maya Research Program with on-going excavations at Blue Creek ruin in Belize.
Maya Research Program
website
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Tulane University - Middle American Research Institute
E. Wyllys Andrews V, Ph.D.
Professor; Director, Archaeology of Mesoamerica, especially the Maya area, with field research in El Salvador (Quelepa), Guatemala (Seibal), Honduras (Copan), and Yucatan (Dzibilchaltun, Komchen). Analytical specialties include ceramics, architecture, households, and settlement patterns. Studies of the spread and diversification of Formative settlement in eastern Mesoamerica, with emphasis on early ceramics. Excavations since 1990 in the royal residential complex at Copan, focusing on diversity and spatial integration of elite segments of Maya society.
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Tulane University
Victoria R. Bricker, Ph.D.
Professor - Cultural anthropology, ethnohistory, language and culture, Maya hieroglyphics; Middle America
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Tulane University
Robert M. Hill II, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair - Cultural anthropology, cultural dynamics, ethnohistory; Middle America, North America
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Utah, University of
Richard R. Paine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Mesoamerican Archaeology
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Utah State University
Richley H. Crapo, Ph.D.
As a graduate student, Dr. Crapo chose to specialize in linguistics and cultural anthropology - focusing his efforts in the Great Basin and Mesoamerica. Since joining the USU faculty, Dr. Crapo has taught a variety of courses, including ones on religion, asthetics, personality and gender.
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Vanderbilt
University
Francisco Estrada-Belli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology
Holmul, Guatemala Field Session Reports to FAMSI
website
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Vanderbilt University
Arthur A. Demarest, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
website
Ingram Professor of Anthropology, specializes in the archaeology and cultural evolution of Mesoamerica and South America. He is the author of Viracocha: the Nature and Antiquity of the Andean High God; Ideology and PreColumbian Civilizations; Religion and Empire: The Dynamics of Aztec and Inca Expansionism (with G. Conrad); and The Archaeology of Santa Leticia.
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Vanderbilt
University
Edward F. Fischer, Ph.D.
Professor
Cultural anthropology, political economy, and cognitive science, with a geographical focus on the Maya of highland Guatemala. His ongoing fieldwork is centered in Kaqchikel town of Tecp½n, and he has worked extensively with the leaders of Guatemala's pan-Maya movement.
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Vanderbilt
University
William R. Fowler, Ph.D.
Research focus on the archaeology, physical anthropology, ethnohistory, and ecology of the prehispanic peoples of Mesoamerica and the Southeastern United States. He is the author of El Salvador: Antiguas Civilizaciones and The Cultural Evolution of the Nahua Civilizations of Central America; he also serves as editor of the journal Ancient Mesoamerica, published by Cambridge University Press.
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Vanderbilt
University
Annabeth Headrick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History with an adjunct post in Anthropology. She specializes in the cultures of Mesoamerica, including the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec. While her publications have focused on the ancient city of Teotihuacan, she has served as the lab director on several archaeological projects in Belize, including excavations organized by Boston University, the University of Texas, and Pacific Lutheran University. Areas of secondary interest also include the art of Native North America and Precolumbian South America.
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Vermont
, University of
Deborah Blom, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Field work in Mesoamerica
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Wisconsin, Universtiy of [Milwaukee]
John Richards, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist, Director of the Archeology Laboratory Archaeology of Mesoamerica
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Western Ontario, University of
Dr. Michael Spence
Professor of Archaeology - Mexico & Canada
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Western Ontario, University of
Dr. Christine White
Professor of Archaeology - Mayan research - Isotope Specialist
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Yale University
Michael D. Coe, Ph.D.
CJ MacCurdy Professor Emeritus
Curator Emeritus, Peabody Museum
[Ph.D. Harvard University 1959]
Department of Anthropology ethnology and ethnohistory of the native peoples of Mesoamerica historical archaeology of the Americas early forms of writing and their decipherment
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Yale University
Mary E. Miller, Ph.D.
Art historian & Authority on Mesoamerican Art
Vincent Scully Professor of the History of Art
Master of Saybrook College
Fields of Interest: Precolumbian Art, Latin American Art
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Yale University
Patricia Pessar
Associate Professor, American Studies Chair, Ethnicity Race & Migration
Interests: political economy, symbolic anthropology, development and work, kinship and gender, Latin America, the Caribbean, USA
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