Cortes-Rincon, Marisol

Cortes-Rincon, Marisol

Associate Professor, Department Chair, Undergrad & Grad Advisor
Director, Archaeology Research Lab
Tel: 707.826.4335
Email: mc479@humboldt.edu
Research & Teaching Focus: Archaeology (Mesoamerica, Maya, settlement patterns, socioeconomic organization). Belize Archaeology Field Program.

Contact information

Tel: 707.826.4335
Email: mc479@humboldt.edu

Teaching Areas

  • Method & Theory in Archaeology
  • Mesoamerica, Maya
  • Mesoamerican Warfare
  • Development of fortification systems in the Maya Lowlands
  • Economic and political patterns
  • Settlement patterns, mapping

Research

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