My primary research, about the Maya culture, is in two areas.
The first, EAAMS, is the Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites. My colleague Dr. Clifford T. Brown of Florida Atlantic University and I maintain a comprehensive computer database, within a geographic information system, of information about 6,000 ancient archaeological sites in and new the Maya region of eastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador.
This work has its own web site: http://MayaGIS.SMV.org.
The second area of research, the basis of my dissertation, is about Muyil, a small ancient Maya site on the east coast of Yucatan, about 90 miles south of Cancun, and 12 miles south of Tulum.
This work also has its own web site: http://Muyil.SMV.org.
Archaeology projects in the field:
Investigación Arqueológica del Centro del Estado de Yucatán (Clifford T. Brown & Carlos Peraza L.)
Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites (co-PI with Clifford T. Brown)
Five-mile Lock, James River & Kanawha Canal, Richmond, Virginia
Cactus Hill, Nottoway River, Virginia
visiting Field Crew
Muyil (Chunyaxché), Quintana Roo, Mexico
Project Director, survey, mapping, settlement pattern studies, excavations, ceramic analysis, ecological reconnaissance; Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute and the Quintana Roo Regional Center of the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History.
Field research May - June 1987 (professional staff of 4, plus 12 laborers);
May - June 1988 (professional staff of 7, plus 24 laborers);
January-May 1990 (professional staff of 5, plus 15 laborers)
August 1991 (professional staff of 2).
Jean Lafitte National Park, New Orleans, Louisiana
Survey party chief, eight colonial house sites. January 1990
Ek Balam, Yucatan, Mexico
Survey party chief, mapping, excavation crew chief. (Project Director - William R. Ringle.) May - June 1986.
(un-named) Coles Creek site, Louisiana
Survey party chief, mapping. (William R. Ringle, Director) May 1986.
Fredericksburg Battlefields Park
Reconstruction and field reconnaissance of 19th century property boundaries for the National Park Service.
(Site of Stonewall Jackson's death.) Spring 1981.