Notes on Maya Archaeology

I have established this web page to serve as a repository for information, ideas, and papers about Maya archaeology and the prehistory of nearby areas. In the course of my professional activities, I have accumulated large amounts of unpublished data over the years, some of which would be helpful to other archaeologists, and some of which might be of interest to the general public.

At Mayapán, Houselot S-131. Note the common Cereus yucatanensis Standley cactus.  It grows disproportionately within the site of Mayapán, but much less frequently outside. The cactus produces an edible fruit and its internal structure may have provided arrow shafts to the ancient residents of the city. You can see why Yucatán is big-sky country for me.