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  • B.A., Stanford University, Philosophy and Humanities, 1962
  • M.A., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1963
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1968

Academic Experience

  • Professor, Tulane University, 1978-2005
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1973-1978
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1970-1973
  • Visiting Lecturer, Tulane University, 1969-1970


  • Elected to membership in American Philosophical Society, 2002
  • Elected to membership in the National Academy of Science, 1991
  • Editorial Board, Middle American Research Institute, 1981-
  • Executive Board, American Anthropological Association, 1980-


  • Spanish
  • Maya-Tzotzil
  • Maya-Yucatec

Overseas Experience

  • Mexico
  • Belize
  • Guatemala

Related Experience

Selected Publications

  • 2018. “A Historical Grammar of the Maya Language of Yucatan: 1557-2000.” University of Utah Press: Salt Lake City. (in press)
  • 2017. “Calendar Wheels of Colonial Mexico” With Anthony F. Aveni. Del Saber Ha Hecho Su Razon de Ser Homenaje a Alfredo Lopez Austin. 2:11-25. Editors, Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and Angela Ochoa. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Coordinacion de Huma
  • 2015. “When There’s a Will, There’s a Way: The Signifcance of Scribal Variation in Colonial Maya Testaments." Ethnohistory. 62 (3): 421-444.
  • 2015. “Some Alternative Eclipse Periodicities in Maya Codices.” With Harvey M. Bricker. Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica. 285-299. Editors, Anne S. Dowd and Susan Milbrath. University Press of Colorado Boulder.
  • 2015. “Linearity and Cyclicity in Pre-Columbian Maya Time Reckoning.” With Harvey M. Bricker. The Measure and Meaning of Time in Mesoamerica and the Andes. 165-182. Editor, Anthony F. Aveni. Dumberton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C.

Stone Center Departments

The Stone Center

People Classification


Tulane Affiliation

Emeritus Faculty