Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Marcello Canuto

Director - Middle American Research Institute, Associate Professor - Anthropology

Contact Info
mcanuto@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • A.B., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1991
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 2002

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2009-
  • Assistant Professor, Yale University, 2002-2009
  • Lecturer, Yale University, 2001-2002
  • Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, 2000-2001
  • Field Instructor, Harvard Archaeological Field School, Honduras, 1997-2000

Research & Teaching Specializations: Archaeological theory, Mesoamerican prehistory, Development of Socio-political complexity, Remote sensing analysis

Related Experience

  • Director, Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, 2009-
  • Consultant, United Nations Development Programme, Guatemala, 2008-
  • Editorial Board, Arqueología Guatemalteca, 2008-
  • Director, La Corona Regional Archaeological Project, La Corona, Petén, Guatemala, 2007-
  • Advisory Board, Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia, 2006-2009
  • Assistant Curator, Pre-Columbian Collections, Peabody Museum, 2003-2009
  • Director, Yale Archaeological Project at the Henry Whitfield House Museum, 2003-2007

Distinctions

  • National Geographic Society Grant, 2005, 2009, 2014
  • Selz Foundation Grant, 2012-2013
  • The Seaver Institute Grant, 2008-2010
  • Reed Foundation Research Grant, 2007
  • National Science Foundation Grant, 2004
  • Heinz Foundation Grant, 2004

Languages: Spanish; Italian; French; Portuguese

Selected Publications

  • 2012. "Community." With Jason Yaeger. In Oxford Handbook on Mesoamerican Archaeology. D.L. Nichols and C.A. Pool, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2011. “Before the Classic in the Southeastern Area: Issues of Organizational and Ethnic Diversity in the Copan Region, western Honduras.” With R. J. Sharer and E. E. Bell. In The Southern Maya in the Late Preclassic. N Kaplan and M Love, eds. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
  • 2009. “Proyecto Regional Arqueológico La Corona: Objetivos generales y resultados preliminares de las investigaciones en el "Sitio Q". “ With Tomas Barrientos Q. In XXII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala. Juan P. Laporte, et al., eds. Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Instituto de Antropología e Historia, Asociación Tikal, Fundación Arqueológica del Nuevo Mundo, Guatemala.
  • 2009. “Middle Preclassic Maya Society: Quixotic Tilting at Windmills or Giants of Civilization?” In Early Maya States. Robert J. Sharer and Loa P. Traxler, eds. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • 2008. “The Ties that Bind: Administrative Strategies in the El Paraíso Valley, Department of Copan, Honduras.” With Ellen E. Bell. Mexicon. 30 (1): 10-20.
  • 2004. Understanding Early Classic Copan. Editor, with Ellen E. Bell and Robert J. Sharer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 19

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