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Wyllys Andrews


  • A.B., Harvard College, Anthropology, 1964
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, Anthropology, 1971

Academic Experience

  • Professor Emeritus, Tulane University, 2009-
  • Professor, Tulane University, 1980-2009
  • Director, Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, 1975-2009
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1975-1980
  • Director, Program of Research on the Yucatán Peninsula, Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, 1972-1974


  • Booth-Bricker Fund grant, Middle American Research Institute, 2003-2007
  • Tulane University Presidential Recognition Award, Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Dissertation Director Award, 2002
  • National Geographic Society Grants, 1992, 1975-1978
  • National Science Foundation Grant, 1979
  • National Endowment for the Arts Catalogue Program Grant, 1978


  • Spanish
  • German

Related Experience

Selected Publications

  • 2015. “The Earliest Ceramics of the Northern Maya Lowlands.” With George J. Bey and Christopher Gunn. In Pathways to Complexity: A View from the Maya Lowlands, edited by Kathryn Brown and G. J. Bey. University of Florida Press, Gainesville.
  • 2014. El Colapso de los Mayas del Periodo Clásico en las Tierras Bajas del Norte. Historia General de Yucatán, edited by Sergio Quesada, Jorge I. Castillo Canché, and Inés Ortiz Yam, Vol. 1, Época Prehispánica. Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Yucatán, M
  • 2005. Copán: The History of an Ancient Maya Kingdom. Editor, with William L. Fash. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press
  • 2005. “A Late Classic Royal Residence at Copan.” With Cassandra R. Ball. In Copan: The History of an Ancient Maya Kingdom. E. Wyllys Andrews and W.L. Fash, eds. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press. 239-314.
  • 2003. “The Northern Maya Collapse and its Aftermath.” With Anthony P. Andrews and Fernando Robles Castellanos. Ancient Mesoamerica. 14: 151-156.
  • 1980. Excavations at Dzibilchaltun, Yucatan, Mexico. MARI, Publication 48. New Orleans: Tulane University.
  • 1976. The Archaeology of Quelepa, El Salvador. MARI, Publication 42. New Orleans: Tulane University.

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


Stone Center Departments

The Stone Center, MARI

People Classification


Tulane Affiliation

Emeritus Faculty


Central America, Mesoamerica, North America