Maya Research Program


Maya Research Program’s Publications

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Academic Articles

2015
Charles Choi. Maya Altered thier environment significantly, for better or worse. PNAS Journal Club.

Tim Beach, Scheryl Luzzader-Beach, Duncan Cook, Nicholas Dunning, Douglas Kennett, Samantha Krause, Richard Terry, Debora Trein, and Fred Valdez. Ancient Maya Impacts on the Earth's Surface. Quaternary Science Review. Vol. 124. pgs 1-30.

2014
Tim Beach, Scheryl Luzzader-Beach, Thomas Guderjan, and Sam Krause. The Floating Gardens of Chan Cahal: Soils, Water, and Human Intervention. CAETNA.

2013
Thomas H. Guderjan. Landscapes and Maya Settlement in Northwestern Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology Volume 10.

Archaeology Institute of America Site Preservation Grant Awarded to Tulix Mul, Belize

2012

Thomas H. Guderjan and Robert Warden. Practical Recording Issues at Small and Large Scales in Maya archaeology. The Society for American Archaeology: The Archaeological Record.

Tim Beach, Sheryl Beach, and Nickolas Dunning. Wetland fields as mirrors of drought and the Maya abandonment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Tim Beach, Sheryl Beach, and Nickolas Dunning. Kax and Kol: Collapse and resilience in Lowland Maya Civilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .

Thomas H. Guderjan. Developing Models of Maya Trade with Data from Ambergis Caye and Blue Creek, Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology Volume 9.

2011
Thomas Guderjan and Sam Krause. Identifying the Extent of Ancient Maya Ditched Field Systems in the Río Hondo Valley of Belize and Mexico. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 8.

Thomas H. Guderjan. Scorpions, Wetlands, and Jade: 20 years of fieldwork at Blue Creek, Belize. The Explorer's Club Journal.
 
Helen Haines. The Bedrock Vase: Iconography of a Classic Period Maya Vase from Northwestern Belize. Mexicon. 33. 11-13.

2010

Thomas Guderjan, Jason Barrett, Tim Beach, Steven Bozarth, William T. Brown, D. Bruce Dickson, Pieta Graeves, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Tim Preston, Robert Warden, and Marc Wolf. Current Research in Northwestern Belize in 2008 and 2009. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 7.

Thomas Guderjan,  Timothy Beach, Steve Bozarth, C. Colleen Hanratty, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, and Timothy Preston. New information about the Demise of a Maya City: Fieldwork at Blue Creek, Belize, 2006 and 2007. Mexicon 32:15-22.

2009

Thomas Guderjan, Tim Beach, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Steve Bozarth. Understanding the Causes of Abandonment in the Maya Lowlands. Archaeological Review of Cambridge 24:2:99-122.

Thomas H. Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty. Power and Authority at the Classic Maya city of Blue Creek. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 6:119-136.

Thomas Guderjan, Timothy Beach, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Steve Bozarth, Nicholas Dunning, John Jones, Jon Lohse, Sarah Millspaugh, and Tripti Bhattacharya. A Review of Human and Natural Changes in Maya Lowlands Wetlands over the Holocene. Quaternary Science Review 28: 1710-1724.

2008

Thomas H. Guderjan. Current Research Domains at Blue Creek. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 5:281-298.

2007

Thomas H. Guderjan. The Nature of an Ancient Maya City: Resources, Interaction and Power at Blue Creek, Belize. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

Thomas Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty. The Maya Blue Creek Project,  Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology. May/June 23-25. London.

Thomas Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty. Factors of Stress and Processes Leading to the end of the Classic Period at Blue Creek,  Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology: 4:155-165.

2006

Thomas Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty. A Thriving Non-Royal Lineage at Blue Creek: Evidence from a Sequence of Burials Caches and Architecture.  Acta Mesoamericana 19.

Thomas Guderjan and Jason Barrett. An Ancient Maya River Dock and Dam at Blue Creek, Belize. Latin American Antiquity 17:2: 227-239.


Thomas Guderjan. E-Groups, Pseudo E-Groups, and the Development of the Classic Maya Identity in the Eastern Petén. Ancient Mesoamerica 17: 1: 1-8.

2005

Thomas Guderjan. The Basics of Non-Profit Corporations and Archaeology.  Archaeological Record 4:4:18-19.

Thomas Guderjan. Lessons Learned from a Volunteer Based Research Project in Central America. Archaeological Record 5:1:33-35.

Thomas Guderjan. The Early Classic at Blue Creek. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 2: 131-142.

Thomas Guderjan. Shifting Centers of Authority in Chetumal Bay, pages 183-196, in Quintana Roo Archaeology, edited by Justine Shaw and Jennifer Mathews. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2004

Thomas Guderjan. Recreating the Maya Cosmos: Early Classic Caches at Blue Creek. Acta Mesoamericana 14:33-39.

Thomas Guderjan. Public Architecture, Ritual and Temporal Dynamics at the Maya Center of Blue Creek. Ancient Mesoamerica 15:2:1-17.

Thomas Guderjan and Steven Bozarth. Biosilicate Analysis of Residue in Maya Dedicatory Cache Vessels from Blue Creek, Belize. Journal of Archaeological Science 31:2:205-215.

Thomas Guderjan. Elite Burial Rites from the site of Chac Balam on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Mexicon 26:5:98-102.


2003

Thomas Guderjan, Jeffrey Baker and Robert Lichtenstein. Environmental and Cultural Diversity at Blue Creek. Heterarchy, Political Economy and the Ancient Maya, pages 77-91, , Edited by Vernon Scarborough, Fred Valdez, Jr. and Nicholas Dunning. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

Thomas Guderjan, Robert Lichtenstein and Colleen Hanratty. Elite Residences at Blue Creek, Belize. Maya Palaces and Elite Residences, pages 13-45,  Edited by J. J. Christie. University of Texas Press, Austin. 

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Research Reports

2015
The 23rd Annual Report of the Blue Creek Archaeological Project. Edited by Thomas H. Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty. Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize, Maya Research Program, Tyler, Texas.
2014
The 22nd Annual Report of the Blue Creek Archaeological Project. Edited by Thomas H. Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty. Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize, Maya Research Program, Tyler, Texas.

2013

The 21st annual report of the Blue Creek Archaeological Project. Edited by Thomas H. Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty.  Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize, Maya Research Program, Tyler, Texas.

2012

The 20th annual report of the Blue Creek Archaeological Project. Edited by Thomas H. Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty.  Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize, Maya Research Program, Tyler, Texas.

2011
The 19th annual report of the Blue Creek Archaeological Project. Edited by Thomas H. Guderjan.  Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize, Maya Research Program, Tyler, Texas.

2010

The 2009 Season of the Blue Creek Archaeological Project. Edited by Thomas H. Guderjan Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize, Maya Research Program, Tyler, Texas.

2009

Seventeenth Sojurn: Report of the 2008 Season of the Blue Creek Archaeological Project. Senior editor Thomas H. Guderjan. Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize, Maya Research Program, Fort Worth, Texas.

2008

Blue Creek Archaeological Project; Report of 2007 Fieldwork, Edited by Thomas H. Guderjan. Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize, Maya Research Program, Fort Worth, Texas.

2007

The Blue Creek Archaeological Project: Report of 2006 Fieldwork, Edited by Thomas H. Guderjan. Submitted to the Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Belmopan, Belize, Maya Research Program, Fort Worth, Texas.

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Radio Interviews and Podcasts

2015
Archaeology and the Maya Research Program. Archaeology and Ale Podcast, Archaeology Podcast Network. Hannah Plumer, University of Sheffield.

Texas Matters: The Alamo Battles Decay. Texas Public Radio. David Davies interviews Robert Warden, Director of the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M University.

2014

Archaeological Non-Profits: The Maya Research Program. Radio America Variety Channel. Dr. Joseph Schuldenrien interviews Dr. Thomas Guderjan, President of the Maya Research Program

Who were the Ancient Maya? Radio America Variety Channel. Dr. Joseph Schuldenrien interviews Dr. Timothy Beach (University of Texas at Austin) and Dr. Sheryl Luzzader-Beach (University of Texas at Austin)
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Popular Press Articles

2015
"Endagered Ancient Maya Sites Saved." Popular Archaeology.

2014
“Archaeologists Campaign to Save Ancient Maya Sites.” Popular Archaeology.

"Archaeological Team Uncovers Elite Residential Complex." Popular Archaeology.

 Emily Guevara. "Unearthing Maya's Mysteries." Tyler Morning Telegraph.

"Archaeologists Discover Rare Ancient Maya Mural in Belize." Popular Archaeology. 

2013

"Ancient Maya Site Teeters on the Edge of Destruction." Popular Archaeology.

Dan McLerran. "Archaeologists Investigate Secrets of Maya Collapse in Belize." Popular Archaeology. 

Andy Taylor. "Alumnus shares Belize study abroad experience." Patriot Talon. 

2012

Faithe McCreery "
What to expect on an archaeological dig." Popular Archaeology.

William T. Brown.
" Elite Maya Residences Occupied By Both Living and Dead." Past Horizons. 

Dan McLerran. "Archaeological Research Program Receives Special Recognition from the Archaeological Institute of America." Popular Archaeology.  

Dan McLerran. "Ancient Maya Center Saved from Destruction." Popular Archaeology. 

Thomas H. Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty."Blue Creek: The Rise and Fall of a Maya Center." Popular Archaeology.

2011

K. Kris Hurst: "A Step by Step Guide to Archaeology Fieldwork: Archaeology Dig in Process: The Toucan House" About.com

Thomas H. Guderjan and C. Colleen Hanratty.  "Twenty Years of Archaeology at Blue Creek." Past Horizons.

C. Colleen Hanratty and Thomas Riddle II. "Digging Deeper: Bringing Field Archaeology to the Classroom. Popular Archaeology. 

Charles Choi. "Digging into the Maya Mystery." Science News for Kids. 

2010
 
Thomas Guderjan and Tim Preston. "Chum Balam Nal." Past Horizons.
 




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