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Andrew Scherer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Brown University
(401) 863-7059
andrew_scherer@brown.edu
CV and Research Profile at Brown University


Andrew Scherer is an anthropological archaeologist and biological anthropologist with a geographic focus in Mesoamerica (Maya).  Scherer's research interests include political organization, warfare and violence, mortuary archaeology, landscape archaeology, and bioarchaeology.











Charles Golden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Brandeis University
(781) 736-2217

Charles Golden is an anthropological archaeologist and has conducted research in Belize, Honduras, Mexico and Guatemala. His interests include the political organization of the Prehispanic Maya, landscape archaeology and remote sensing, and the modern social contexts of archaeology in Latin America.











Shanti Morell-Hart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

McMaster University
smorell@mcmaster.ca
https://socialsciences.mcmaster.ca/people/morell-hart-shanti


Shanti Morell-Hart is an anthropological archaeologist with a focus on the range and diversity of ethnobotanical practices, the role of plants in ritualized activity, and transformations in ethnoecological dynamics over time. Her research in Mesoamerica incorporates macrobotanical and microbotanical residues from diverse loci including ceramic vessels, stone implements, human teeth, and sediments.








James Doyle, Ph.D.
Assistant Curator, Art of the Ancient Americas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
@JamesDoyleMet
james_doyle@alumni.brown.edu
CV and Publications



James Doyle is an anthropological archaeologist and the Assistant Curator for Art of the Ancient Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He installs works in The Met’s galleries, researches works in the collection, and curates special exhibitions of Ancient American art.















Omar Alcover Firpi
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
Brown University
omar_alcover@brown.edu


Omar is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at Brown University. His dissertation research investigates Warfare in the Late Preclassic Usumacinta River Valley, focusing on the early fortress of Macabilero. His research incorporates archaeological survey and excavation in conjunction with GIS and Remote Sensing to answer how war was practiced by early settlers at Macabilero and how the site related to its non fortified neighbors.













Mallory Matsumoto
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
Brown University
mallory_matsumoto@brown.edu


Mallory Matsumoto is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Brown University. Her research addresses the interface between language, material culture, concepts of identity, and practice in pre-Columbian and colonial-era Mesoamerica, especially the Maya region. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork in the United States, Peru, Hungary, Mexico, and Guatemala.














Alejandra Roche Recinos
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
Brown University
alejandra_rocherecinos@brown.edu



Alejandra Roche Recinos is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. She was born in Guatemala City, where she also received her Licenciatura (5 year degree) in Archaeology in 2013 from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Her work focuses on Mesoamerican economic systems of trade and exchange through the study of stone tool production. She has conducted archaeological research in the Guatemalan archaeological sites of La Corona, Kaminaljuyu, Río Seco, Tak’alik Ab’aj, El Soch and more recently in the site of Piedras Negras as part of Projecto Paisaje Piedras Negras Yaxchilan.











Max Seidita
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
Brandeis University
mseidita@brandeis.edu

Max Seidita is a doctoral student in Brandeis University’s Department of Anthropology with a focus on anthropological archaeology. His research interests include political organization, urbanism, ancient economies, household archaeology, and archaeometry (pXRF). He has conducted research in Belize, Mexico, and the United States.















Joshua T. Schnell
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
Brown University
joshua_schnell@brown.edu



Josh Schnell is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at Brown University studying archaeology and biological anthropology with foci on bioarchaeology and mortuary archaeology. His research centers on the human body, violence, socio-political organization, and death, dying, and religion. He has previously conducted archaeological fieldwork in Michigan and with the Central Belize Archaeological Survey in Belize. 



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