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Educational Background

University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, NJ
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, NJ

Contact Info

Phone: 707.826.4335
Office: BSS 538

Marisol Cortes-Rincon, Associate Professor of Anthropology


My current research is focused on a variety of interpretive issues related to ancient Maya culture: sociopolitical organization, demography, subsistence, environmental management, economic structure, and warfare studies. I direct an intersite settlement survey project under the auspices the Programme for Belize Archaeological Project (PfBAP). My field research at PfBAP focuses on the settlement patterns between three large Maya centers: Dos Hombres, Gran Cacao, and Great Savannah. It is a holistic-long-term project that focuses on:

  • Rural settlement patterns
  • Political and socioeconomic organization
  • Political landscape
  • Utilization of natural resources
  • Movement of goods
  • Competition of resources
Learn more about the Belize Archaeology Field Program

Areas of Specialization

  • Mesoamerica, Maya
  • Mesoamerican Warfare
  • Development of fortification systems in the Maya Lowlands
  • Economic and political patterns
  • settlement patterns, mapping
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