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Kathryn Math: Executive Director

(BA, Purdue University, Anthropology & Art History) is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Art History at Concordia University. Her primary interest is on the site of Teotihuacan and interregional interaction. She focuses on the intersection between mythology, art, politics, and identity in the art of the Americas. Her research combines art historical methodology, anthropological interpretation, and statistical computational analyses.

Helen Haines: Events Director

Dr. Haines is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Trent University and Director of the Ka`Kabish Archaeological Research Project. Her primary research interest focuses on the socio-political and economic development of early complex societies in Mesoamerica. She has done fieldwork in Belize since 1990 and did her doctoral research with Maya Research Project at Blue Creek. In 2005, She started the the Ka’Kabish Archaeological Research Project (KARP).

Geoffrey McCafferty: Research Director

(BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA & PhD, State University of New York, Binghamton) is Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. He specializes in central Mexican and Central American archaeology. He is currently investigating Postclassic migrations from central Mexico to Pacific Nicaragua. Topical themes of his research include household organization, social identities (especially gender and ethnicity), and ceramics. His research CV can be found at www.antharky.ucalgary.ca/mccafferty and https://ucalgary.academia.edu/GeoffreyMcCafferty

Diana Moreiras: Social Media Director

(BA & MA, University of British Columbia) is currently a PhD Candidate and Vanier Scholar at The University of Western Ontario specializing in Mesoamerican bioarchaeology. Her main research interests include ancient human diets and mobility, stable isotopes, childhood and children in Mesoamerica, and the use (environmental, cultural, symbolic) of Theobroma cacao (chocolate) and maize by pre-Columbian peoples. Her PhD research entails a study of the dietary and residential patterns via multiple stable isotope analyses of adults and subadults sacrificed by the Aztecs at the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan and Templo R of Tlatelolco (Basin of Mexico) during the Late Postclassic period. Her research can be found at: https://uwontario.academia.edu/DianaMoreiras and https://works.bepress.com/d_moreiras/.


Dr. Elizabeth Paris (BA, University of Colorado, Boulder; MA & PhD, State University of New York, Albany) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary, with a regional focus on the Maya civilization. Her research interests include the archaeology of urbanism, and the manipulation of high-value commodities and materials. She has ongoing research projects at Mayapan (Yucatan, Mexico) and the small cities of the Jovel Valley (Chiapas, Mexico). Her methodological specialties include archaeometallurgy, lithic technology, zooarchaeology, compositional analysis, and household archaeology. Her professional CV can be found at http://elizabethhparis.com/"

Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown (BA, University of Calgary; MA, University College,London; PhD, University of Calgary) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Athabasca University; with a cross appointment in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. She specializes in household and material studies of complex societies in Mesoamerica. She is Principal Investigator of the Stann Creek Regional Archaeology Project in Belize. You can read more about Meaghan's teaching and research at the following sites:





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