1986 Ph.D. Anthropology, UCLA
1981 M.A. Anthropology, UCLA
1976 B.A. Anthropology, UCLA
PRINCIPAL RESEARCH FIELDS:
Maya archaeology, ethnohistory and cultural anthropology of the Yucatán Peninsula, with special emphasis on Maya religion and ritual.
1993-2002 Owner and principal: CRM TECH, a Cultural Resource Management firm.
1990-1993 Director: Archaeological Research Unit, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside.
1989-1990 Coordinator: Archaeological Information Center, UCLA.
1987-1990 President of Pyramid Archaeology, an archaeological and historical consulting firm in Southern California.
1986-1987 Junior Fellow: Dumbarton Oaks Center for Pre-Columbian Research. Washington, D.C.
1979-1986 Graduate Student: UCLA Department of Anthropology.
1993 UCR-Mexico: Collaborative Research and Training Group. Study of Maya religion in Yucatan; with collaboration with School of Anthropology at the University of Yucatan and Biblioteca Crescencio Carillo y Ancona in Merida.
1991 Maya Sustainability Project (a MacArthur Foundation funded program of research with offices in Mérida, Yucatán, and U.C. Riverside) in collaboration with University of Yucatán. Funding to study agricultural ceremonies in Yucatán.
1987 American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid. Funding to continue writing book on the Paris Codex.
1986-1987 Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship. In-residence fellowship to initiate research on book-length commentary on the Paris Codex.
1975 President's [University President] Undergraduate Fellowship. Travel expenses to archaeological field project in Copan Valley, Honduras.
2004 Maya Shamanism Today: Connecting with the Cosmos in Rural Yucatan. Labyrinthos Press, Lancaster, Ca.
1994 The Paris Codex: Handbook for a Maya Priest. University of Texas Press.
2004 Maya Culture of Yucatan Today. Editorial Dante, Mérida
2008 El Códice París. Arqueología Mexicana, Vol. XVI, Num. 93, pp. 66-73.
2008 (with Peter Schmidt and David Stuart) Inscriptions and Iconography of Castillo Viejo, Chichen Itza. The PARI Journal, Vol. IX, No. 2, pp. 1-17.
1995 The Dresden Codex "Mars Table?" Latin American Antiquity 6:350-361
1988 The Human Hand as Power Object in Yucatec Ritual. Journal of Mayan Linguistics 6, pp. 103-113.
1987 Proyecto de Mapeo de Yulá. Boletín de la Escuela de Ciencias Antropológicas de la Universidad de Yucatán. Año 15, No. 86, pp. 44-52.
1984 Wahil Kol: A Yucatec Maya Agricultural Ceremony. Estudios de Cultura Maya. Vol. 15, pp. 251-300. Co-authored with Eduardo Peraza Castillo.
2003 Shamanic Mesas of Yucatán and Their Historical Roots. Mesas and Cosmologies in Mesoamerica. Douglas Sharon, ed. San Diego Museum of Man.
2002 Inscripciones Jeroglificas Mayas del Osario (Estr. 3C1) en Chichén Itzá: Informe Preliminar. Los Investigadores de la Cultura Maya 10, Tomo I. Campeche: Universidad Autónoma de Campeche.
2001 Paris Codex. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures, Vol. 2, pp. 443-446. Davíd Carrasco, Editor-in-Chief, New York.
1992 Divination and Prophecy in Yucatán. In New Theories on the Ancient Maya: Evidence from Inscriptions, Archaeology, and Ethnohistory. Elin Danien, ed. Philadelphia: University Museum Press.
1991 A Text from the Dresden New Year Pages. In Sixth Palenque Round Table, 1986. Merle Greene Robertson, gen. ed., Virginia Fields, vol. ed., pp. 293-302. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
1989 Yucatec Sacred Breads Through Time. In Word and Image in Maya Culture: Explorations in Language, Writing, and Representation. William Hanks and Don Rice, eds., pp. 336-350. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
1992 Another Glyph for Na. Texas Notes on Precolumbian Art, Writing, and Culture. No. 28, October, 1992.
1989 The Hieroglyphic Lintels of Yulá, Yucatán, Mexico. Research Reports on Ancient Maya Writing, No. 24. Washington D.C.: Center for Maya Research.
1987 Glyph T93 and Maya "Hand-scattering" Events. Research Reports on Ancient Maya Writing, No. 5. Washington D.C.: Center for Maya Research.
2010 Weekend hieroglyphic workshop. California State University, Los Angeles
2001-2009 Long Workshop, Maya Codices and Northern Inscriptions. The Maya Meetings at Texas.
2001 Maya Hieroglyphic Writing: An Introductory Workshop. UCLA Extension
2000 Maya Sacred Texts: from Classic Maya Inscriptions to Modern Shaman's Prayers. UCLA Extension
1991 Magic, Ritual, and Religion. U.C.R. Extension
1991 Field methods in archaeology. U.C. Riverside, Department of Anthropology.
1990 Field methods in archaeology. UCLA Extension.
1989 Field methods in archaeology. Cerro Coso College, Ridgecrest, California.
1987 The Ancient Maya. Smithsonian Institution Resident Associate Program, Washington, D.C.
1986 Lowland Maya Hieroglyphic Writing. Graduate seminar at UCLA taught with H. B. Nicholson.
1986 Ancient Civilizations of the World. UCLA Extension.
1976 Ancient Civilizations of Middle America. Reader, UCLA Extension.
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY FIELDWORK IN YUCATÁN:
1991-1996 Xuilub, near Valladolid, Yucatán. Maya healing, divination, and Catholic-Maya religious syncretism.
1987 Ticimul, near Chichén Itzá, Yucatán. Spoken Yucatec, traditional agricultural practices, and religious change (the evangelical movement) in rural Yucatán.
1983 Popolá, Yucatán; Cobá, Quintana Roo; and Ich Ek, Campeche. Dissertation research with three village j-meeno'ob (shamans) studying Maya rites and ceremonies.
1978 Becanchen, near Tekax, Yucatán. Master's thesis research. Agricultural ceremonies.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN MESOAMERICA:
2010 Project Epigrapher. La Corona Project, Petén, Guatemala.
2000 Chichén Itzá Bodega Project. Inventory and photograph stones with hieroglyphic inscriptions at the INAH bodega at Chichén Itzá.
1990 Museum of Anthropology, Mérida, Yucatán. Record hieroglyphic lintels.
1987 Ticimul, Yucatán. Record hieroglyphic lintels from the site of Yulá, and revise 1985 map of Yulá.
1985 Harvard University Chichén Itzá Archaeological Project. Mapping at the site of Yulá.
1977 El Balsamo Archaeological Project. Mapping at the site of El Balsamo, Escuintla, Guatemala.
1975 La Canteada Archaeological Project. Excavation at the site of Rio Amarillo, Copan Valley, Honduras.
TOUR WORK IN MESOAMERICA:
1999-2010 Study leader for numerous tours for Ecoturismo Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatan.
2006 Study leader for Betchart Expeditions tour of Yucatán
1995 Study leader for Smithsonian Institution tour of the Lowland Maya
1994 Study leader for Smithsonian Institution tour of the Lowland Maya
1991 Consultant to National Geographic Society: accompany National Geographic photographer to Yucatán to photograph ritual use of corn among the Maya.
1987 Study leader for Smithsonian Institution tour of the Lowland Maya.
Yucatan Trip Itinerary