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Elizabeth Graham
  • e.graham@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 7532
  • Internal: 27532
  • Room 614
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Elizabeth Graham

Research Interests

  • Maya archaeology
  • Urban environmental impact in the humid tropics
  • Coastal trade
  • Religion and iconography in Colonial Mesoamerica
  • Ecotourism and development.
  • Research areas: Belize, Cuba.

Research Directory Records

Collaborations and Affiliations

  • Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente, Cuba.
  • Adjunct Research Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
  • Associate Fellow, Latin America Programme, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London School of Advanced Studies

Educational Background

  • BA, History, University of Rhode Island, Kingston.
  • PhD, Archaeology, Cambridge University.

Current Students

  • Ewa Czapiewska Social, economic and political dimensions of three palace complexes at El Zotz, Guatemala: Ceramic Analsysis (second supervisor Bill Sillar)
  • Lindsay Duncan Lessons in Sustainable Waste Management from an Ancient Maya Salt Production Centre in Belize (joint supervision with Julia Stegemann, second supervisor Manuel Arroyo-Kalin
  • Gail Hammond Bajo aggregated communities at the edge  of the Maya world: Nojol Nah,  Tulix Muul  and the Alacranes Bajo (second supervisor Manuel Arroyo-Kalin
  • Eva Jobbova Long-term relationship between Maya Society and the local environment: Spatial and Epigraphic Approaches (joint supervision with Andy Bevan
  • Amy Maitland Gardner A study of court etiquette and its representation in Late Classic Maya figural art (joint supervision with Jeremy Tanner
  • Simon Martin The ancient Maya State: An epigraphic approach to reconstructing a Pre-Hispanic political system (second supervisor David Wengrow)
  • Tessa Robinson The cultural and social significance of knots amongst the Ancient Maya (second supervisor Jeremy Tanner)
  • Carmen Ting Revisiting the 'Classic Maya Collapse': Technological analysis of the Bukphase ceramics in the Maya Lowlands (joint supervision with Marcos Martinon-Torres)
  • Claudia Zehrt Do we need royalty? The negotiation of social identity from the standpoint of the support population at Minanha, Belize (second supervisor Bill Sillar)

Second Supervisor

  • James Hales Bats in churches: An objective assessment of perceived problems (principal supervisor Elizabeth Pye)

Completed PhD Students

  • Robert Homsher Constructional aspects of urbanization in Middle Bronze Age southern Levant: a geoarchaeological study of site formation (joint second supervisor with Katherine Wright; principal supervisor Arlene Rosen)
  • Lesley Acton Allotments and domestic self-sufficiency (principal supervisor Kathy Tubb)


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