Elizabeth is on sabbatical during 2016-17
- BA, PhD
- Professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL1008 Introduction to Social Anthropology
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL2029 The Archaeology of Mesoamerica
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL3043 Maya civilization
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL3045 The Aztecs and the Colonization of Mexico
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCLG158 Maya Art, Architecture and Archaeology
- 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
- Ancient Maya Dark Earths
- Archaeology and Development
- Archaeology and Empire
- Archaeometallurgy in the Americas
- Modern implications of past resource use
- The Myth of Human Sacrifice
- Transition in Maya culture and history
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
- BA, History, University of Rhode Island, Kingston.
- PhD, Archaeology, Cambridge University.
- 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)
- 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)