Institute of Archaeology


Scott Simmons - Honorary Senior Research Fellow


Name: Scott Simmons

Honorary Title: Honorary Senior Research Fellow 

Email: simmonss@uncw.edu

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address:  

Andrew Bevan a.bevan@ucl.ac.uk


IoA involvement:  

Scott is collaborating with Elizabeth Graham on archaeological research in Belize, specifically on Ambergris Caye, Belize's largest barrier island. Their work focuses on ancient coastal Maya adaptations to changing environmental, social and economic conditions on the mainland of Belize, Yucatan, and beyond. Current research involves an examination of the latest phase of precolumbian Maya occupation (Late Postclassic-Spanish Colonial) in what is now San Pedro Town.


Selected recent publications

Why the Present Matters: The Importance of Community Outreach and Public Engagement in Archaeology. Tracie Mayfield and Scott E. Simmons. Anthropology Now 10:25-39. 2018.

The Maya of Ambergris Caye and their Neighbors. Scott E. Simmons, Tracie Mayfield, James J. Aimers, and W. James Stemp. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 15:329-339. 2018.

Recycling and Reconfiguring: Metalwork of Maya Communities at Lamanai and Tipu, Belize. Bryan R. Cockrell and Scott E. Simmons.  Ancient Mesoamerica. March 2017.  doi:10.1017/S0956536116000365.

Maya Metallurgical Technology in Late Postclassic-Spanish Colonial Times: The View from Lamanai, Belize. Scott E. Simmons and Aaron N. Shugar. ArchéoSciences 37:105-121. 2013.

The Maya Collapse and the Spanish Conquest: How 'Religious' is Change? World Archaeology 45(1):1-26. Elizabeth Graham, Scott Simmons and Christine D. White. 2013.