Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop
75th Anniversary, Institute of Archaeology 2012
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Workshop leaders


  • Elizabeth Graham is Professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. She carries out field research in Belize, most recently at the Maya sites of Lamanai and Marco Gonzalez, where she co-directs excavations with Scott Simmons of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Her book Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize was published in 2011 by the University Press of Florida.
  • Claudia Zehrt is a Research Student at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. She has worked with the INAH and the University of Bonn in Yucatán, Mexico, and most recently in western Belize. Her work with a Trent University project there is the topic of her PhD thesis on Fate and Fortune: Dynamics of social organisation at Minanha, Belize, focusing on the excavation of a small residential group and its life history, the indicators for social status and relations of its inhabitants, and the final abandonment during the Terminal Classic.
  • Eva Jobbová is a Research Student at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. She has worked with the Belize Valley Reconaissance Project in western Belize and currently participates on research carried out by Slovak Archaeological and Historical Institute at the Maya site of Uaxactún, in Petén, Guatemala. Her research interests include settlement pattern archaeology, use of GIS and spatial analysis in archaeology and Maya epigraphy.
  • Amy Maitland Gardner is a Research Student at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Her research focuses on understanding the role that gestures played in ancient Maya society through an analysis of Late Classic Maya figural art. Her research interests include Maya iconography, Maya epigraphy, gestures, bodily communication, court societies and comparative studies.
  • Mads Jorgensen is an MSc. graduate of the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. He holds a MA in Native American Languages and Cultures from the University of Copenhagen with an emphasis on Mesoamerican and, in particular, Late Classic Maya culture. He has worked on the Maya culture with Trent University in western Belize, the Teotihuacan culture in central Mexico with INAH, and most recently the Shaft Tomb Tradition with UC Denver in western Mexico. His current dissertation research centers on identifying and characterising Late Classic Maya networks using spatial analysis and GIS technology.

Organising committee

  • Elizabeth Baquedano
  • Ewa Czapiewska
  • Lindsay Duncan
  • Gail Hammond
  • Ian Mursell and Graciela Sanchez (Mexicolore)
  • Neil Meldrum
  • Diane Davies

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