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War, Violent Spectacle, and Political Authority in the Pre-Columbian Andes
Elizabeth Arkush, University of Virginia, Fellow 2009/10
 
Mesoamerican Ballgames and their Victims
Claude-François Baudez, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.), Fellow 2006/07
 
Environmental History of the Maya Lowlands: Ecology, Sustainability and Society from the Pleistocene to the Present
Timothy Beach, Georgetown University, Fellow 2007/08
 
Objects of Power on the Edge of the Maya World: Early Copan Acropolis Tombs, Offerings, and Special Deposits
Ellen E. Bell, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA, Fellow 2010/11
 
Painted Books and Indigenous Expression in Pre-Conquest and Early Colonial Mexico
Elizabeth H. Boone, Tulane University, Visiting Scholar 2005/06
 
Antiquities as Animate Objects: The Meanings and Circulation of Artifacts among Maya Ritual Practitioners
Linda Brown, George Washington University, Fellow 2011/12
 
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San José de Moro and the End of the Moche from the Jequetepeque Valley
Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Fellow 2011/12
 
The Sculpted Outcrops of the Inka
Jessica Joyce Christie, East Carolina University, Summer Fellow 2008/09
 
Living on the Edge: The Residential Spaces, Social Organization, and Dynamics of Isla Cerritos, a Maya Port
Dylan Clark, Harvard University, Tyler Fellow 2011/12
 
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The Shape of God’s Voice: A Study of Form, Organization, and Functioning of the Oracles in the Ancient Andean World
Marco Curatola-Petrocchi, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Fellow 2009/10
 
Kamayuq in the Service of Capac and Crown
Lisa DeLeonardis, Johns Hopkins University, Summer Fellow 2009/10
 
Household Religiosity: Discerning Pluralism or Integration in the Ancient Maya City of Yaxha, Guatemala
Laura Gamez Diaz, University of Pittsburgh, Junior Fellow 2011/12
 
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The Codex Mexicanus on the Mexica of Tenochtitlan-Tlatelolco
Lori Boornazian Diel, Texas Christian University, Summer Fellow 2012
 
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The First Maya “Collapse”: The End of the Preclassic Period at El Palmar, Petén, Guatemala
James Doyle, Brown University, Junior Fellow 2011/12
 
Architecture and Power in the Expansion of a Small Polity: Elite Households of the Chancay-Huaura Valley, Peru
Stacey Dunn, Tulane University, New Orleans, Summer Fellow 2011/12
 
Duality in Mesoamerican Mortuary Practices: The Quick and the Dead
Molly Fierer-Donaldson, Harvard University, Junior Fellow 2010/11
 
The Archaeology of Death in Ancient Mesoamerica
James Louis Fitzsimmons, University of New Hampshire / Middlebury College, Summer Fellow 2011/12
 
The Architecture of Social Encounters: Plazas and Platforms in the Southern Moche State
Jorge Gamboa Velásquez, University of Montreal, Summer Fellow 2009/10
 
Yutopian: The Formative Archaeology of Northwest Argentina
Joan Gero, American University, Visiting Scholar 2006/07
 
Building Time: The Origins of Dynastic Kingship in the Maya Lowlands
Charles Golden, Brandeis University, Fellow 2007/08
 
An Archaeological Perspective on the Colonial Encounter at Lamanai and Tipu
Elizabeth Graham, University College London, Fellow 2007/08
 
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Scale in the Pre-Columbian Andes
Andrew Hamilton, Harvard University, Junior Fellow 2011/12
 
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Merchant Trade in Prehispanic Mesoamerica
Kenneth Hirth, Pennsylvania State University, Summer Fellow 2010/11
 
In the Land of the Turtle Lords: Classic Maya Civilization and Urban Life at Piedras Negras, Guatemala
Stephen D. Houston, Brown University, Fellow 2007/08
 
Personhood, Dwelling and Identity: A Relational Approach
Scott Hutson, University of Kentucky, Fellow 2005/06
 
Exploring Warfare and Slave Capturing on Period Ⅵ in Lower Central America
Eugenia Ibarra, University of Costa Rica, Summer Fellow 2009/10
 
Pre-Columbian Urbanism in Comparative Perspective: Space, Society, and Long-Term Human-Landscape Relations
John W. Janusek, Vanderbilt University, Fellow 2008/09
 
Epi-Olmec Hieroglyphic Writing and Its Decipherment
John S. Justeson, University at Albany, State University of New York / University of South Carolina, Fellow 2010/11
 
Naming Patterns in Preconquest Mexica Society
Anastasia Kalyuta, Russian Museum of Ethnography, Summer Fellow 2010/11
 
Formative Cosmovisions: Representation, Transformation, and Centrality
Peter Kaulicke, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Fellow 2010/11
 
Ethnic Diversity in the Tiwanaku Period (c. AD 500–1100/1150) South Central Andes
Antti Korpisaari, University of Helsinki, Fellow 2008/09
 
A Marketplace of Ideas at Chichén Itzá: The Mercado and the Group of the Thousand Columns
Cynthia Kristan-Graham, Auburn University, Alabama, Summer Fellow 2012
 
Maya Conceptions of History in a Mesoamerican Perspective
Federico Navarrete Linares, Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Summer Fellow 2009/10
 
Ancient Maya Dance
Matthew Looper, California State University, Chico, Summer Fellow 2006/07
 
Gender Performances in the Initial Series Group at Chichén Itzá
Matthew Looper, California State University, Chico, Summer Fellow 2009/10
 
The Hydrographic City: Mapping Mexico City's Urban Form in Relation to Its Aquatic Condition, 1521–1700
John F. López, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer Fellow 2010/11
 
Early Social Complexity in Ancient Mesoamerica: Public and Private Perspectives
Michael W. Love, California State University, Northridge, Fellow 2008/09
 
Awakening the Stones: The Beginnings of Pre-Columbian Archaeological Studies in Central Mexico
Leonardo López Luján, Museo del Templo Mayor, INAH, Fellow 2005/06
 
Picturing Place: Terminal Classic Mural Painting in the Northern Maya Lowlands
Victoria Lyall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Summer Fellow 2009/10
 
Representing Death and Decomposition in Ancient Costa Rican Funerary Masks
Elisa C. Mandell, California State University, Fullerton, Summer Fellow 2012
 
Interlocking the Lima Culture: Intermediates Elites' Power Strategies at Lote B, Lurín Valley, Peru
Giancarlo Marcone, University of Pittsburgh, Junior Fellow 2010/11
 
Reconsidering Chavín and Early Paracas: Interregional Interactions in the South-Central Andes
Yuichi Matsumoto, Yale University, Fellow 2011/12
 
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The Archaeology of Inca Origins: A Study of Second Generation State Formation of the Andes
Gordon F. McEwan, Wagner College, Fellow 2007/08
 
Building on the Past: Temple Histories and Communities of Practice at Caobal, Petén, Guatemala
Jessica Munson, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Junior Fellow 2010/11
 
The Ancient Maya Landscape: Early Perceptions and Interpretations
Timothy Murtha, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, Summer Fellow 2011/12
 
Finery and Insignia of a Maya King of Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico
Laura Filloy Nadal, Museo Nacional de Antropología, INAH, Junior Fellow 2005/06
 
The Concept of "Chichimec" in Native Identity and Perception, (Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Central Mexico)
Justyna A. Olko-Bajer, University of Warsaw, Summer Fellow 2008/09
 
Political Economy on the Postclassic Western Maya Frontier
Elizabeth Paris, University at Albany, State University of New York, Junior Fellow 2011/12
 
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Tambo Colorado: A Coastal Inca Settlement
Jean-Pierre Protzen, University of California, Berkeley, Fellow 2009/10
 
Fellowship Report Religion and Political Legitimacy: A Stylistic, Iconographic, and Contextual Analysis of Postclassic Huastec Sculpture
Kim Richter, University of California, Los Angeles, Junior Fellow 2009/10
 
The Aesthetic Dimension and Individual Creation in Prehispanic Nahuatl Poetry
Lorena del Carmen Rodas-Ramírez, , Fellow 2006/07
 
Land Grant Painted Maps: Native Artists’ Agency and Defense of Communal Heritage in Sixteenth-Century New Spain
Ana Pulido Rull, Harvard University, Junior Fellow 2009/10
 
Chinchorro in the Context of the Cultural and Environmental History of Pre-Columbian Arica in Northern Chile
Calogero Santoro, Universidad Tarapacá de Arica, Fellow 2009/10
 
Death and Burial among the Classic Maya
Andrew K. Scherer, Baylor University, Fellow 2008/09
 
Murky Waters: Revisiting the Looting of the Sacred Cenote of Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
Adam Sellen, Centro Peninsular en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, UNAM, México, Summer Fellow 2010/11
 
Constructing the Pre-Columbian Past: Legitimacy, Tradition, and Dynastic Paintings of the Inka in Colonial Peru
Janet Stephens, University of California, Los Angeles, Summer Fellow 2010/11
 
The Other World: Archaeology of Ancient America
Dean Snow, Pennsylvania State University, Visiting Scholar 2005/06
 
Weaving the Structure of the Cosmos: Cloth and Agency at Cerrillos, a Paracas Site in the Ica Valley, Peru
Jeffrey C. Splitstoser, , Junior Fellow 2005/06
 
Comparative Understanding of Peripheral Urban Gardens and Garden Functions
Barbara Stark, Arizona State University, Fellow 2009/10
 
Monuments and Dedicatory Burials at the Moon Pyramid of Teotihuacan: The Rise of Power and State Religion
Saburo Sugiyama, Aichi Prefectural University, Japan, Fellow 2005/06
 
The Power of Place: Landscape and Identity in Classic Maya Art, Architecture, and Inscriptions
Alexandre Tokovinine, Harvard University, Junior Fellow 2007/08
 
Crafting Social Identity through the Body in Prehistoric San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Christina Torres-Rouff, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile, Summer Fellow 2011/12
 
Moche Mural Painting at Pañamarca: A Study of Image-Making in Ancient Peru
Lisa Trever, Harvard University, Tyler Fellow 2011/12
 
Out of Urbs, Civitas: Landscapes of Forced Resettlement in the Zaña and Chamán Valleys, Peru
Nathaniel P. VanValkenburgh, Harvard University, Junior Fellow 2010/11
 
The Lady of El Brujo: Unwrapping the Mummy of a High Status Moche Female
John W. Verano, Tulane University, Visiting Scholar 2005/06
 
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Architecture, Landscape and the Archaic State
Alexei Vranich, University of Pennsylvania, Fellow 2007/08
 
To the Edge of the Empire: The Dynamics of Inca Rule in the South Andes
Verónica I. Williams, Instituto de Arqueología, University of Buenos Aires, Fellow 2008/09
 
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Art, Architecture, and Archaeology at Temple 16, Copán, Honduras
Ricardo Agurcia, Asociación Copán, Fellow 2012/13
 
Living on the Edge: The Residential Spaces, Social Organization, and Dynamics of Isla Cerritos, a Maya Port
Dylan J. Clark, Harvard University, William R. Tyler Fellow 2011/13
 
The Nunnery Quadrangle at Uxmal: Cosmos, Court, and Kingship in a Puuc Palace Complex
Jeff Karl Kowalski, Northern Illinoins University, Fellow 2012/13
 
The Integrative Role of the Middle Sicán Ancestor Veneration Cult, Northern North Coast of Peru (AD 950-1100)
Go Matsumoto, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Junior Fellow 2012/13
 
Llama Caravans and Interregional Trade in the Southern Andes: Ethnographic and Archaeological Persperctives
Axel E. Nielsen, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Fellow 2012/13
 
Changing Otherworlds: Pre-Columbian Concepts of 'Heaven' and 'Hell' in the Context of Early Colonial Christianization in Highland Guatemala
Frauke Sachse, University of Bonn, Fellow 2012/13
 
Hatun Cotuyoc: A Domestic Perspective on the Construction of a Wari Province and Empire in Huaro, Cusco, Peru
Maeve Skidmore, Southern Methodist University, Junior Fellow 2012/13
 
Moche Mural Painting at Pañamarca: A Study of Image Making and Experience in Ancient Peru
Lisa Trever, Harvard University, William R. Tyler Fellow 2011/13
 
Building Ritual Landscapes: The Hieroglyphic Stairway at the Classic Maya Center of El Palmar, Campeche, Mexico
Kenichiro Tsukamoto, University of Arizona, Junior Fellow 2012/13
 
Figuring the Body in Ancient Amazonia
Cristiana Barreto, MAE, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Summer Fellow 2013/14
 
A Critical Perspective on Central Mexican Writing and the Phonetic Principle
Bérénice Gaillemin, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, Summer Fellow 2013/14
 

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