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Kathryn Florence: Executive Director

(BA, Purdue University, Anthropology & Art History) is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Art History at Concordia University. Her primary interest is on the site of Teotihuacan and interregional interaction. She focuses on the intersection between mythology, art, politics, and identity in the art of the Americas. Her research combines art historical methodology, anthropological interpretation, and statistical computational analyses.

Diana Moreiras: Social Media Director

(BA & MA, University of British Columbia) is currently a PhD Candidate and Vanier Scholar at The University of Western Ontario specializing in Mesoamerican bioarchaeology. Her main research interests include ancient human diets and mobility, stable isotopes, childhood and children in Mesoamerica, and the use (environmental, cultural, symbolic) of Theobroma cacao (chocolate) and maize by pre-Columbian peoples. Her PhD research entails a study of the dietary and residential patterns via multiple stable isotope analyses of adults and subadults sacrificed by the Aztecs at the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan and Templo R of Tlatelolco (Basin of Mexico) during the Late Postclassic period. Her research can be found at: https://uwontario.academia.edu/DianaMoreiras and https://works.bepress.com/d_moreiras/

Jordan Downey: Financal Director

(B.Sc. University of Toronto; M.A. Trent University; Ph.D. Western University) will hold a limited term Assistant Professor position in the Department of Anthropology at St. Francis Xavier University for the 2018-2019 academic year. His main research interests are in landscape archaeology, Geographical Information Science (GIS), digital methods of archaeology, dating methodologies, and the archaeology of coastal Peru. He is currently focusing on publishing material from his dissertation as well as launching his teaching career .His research can be found at https://westernu.academia.edu/JordanDowney.


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Dr. Geoffrey McCaferty

(BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA & PhD, State University of New York, Binghamton) is Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. He specializes in central Mexican and Central American archaeology. He is currently investigating Postclassic migrations from central Mexico to Pacific Nicaragua. Topical themes of his research include household organization, social identities (especially gender and ethnicity), and ceramics. His research CV can be found at www.antharky.ucalgary.ca/mccafferty and www.antharky.ucalgary.ca/mccafferty

Dr. Elizabeth Paris

(BA, University of Colorado, Boulder; MA & PhD, State University of New York, Albany) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary, with a regional focus on the Maya civilization. Her research interests include the archaeology of urbanism, and the manipulation of high-value commodities and materials. She has ongoing research projects at Mayapan (Yucatan, Mexico) and the small cities of the Jovel Valley (Chiapas, Mexico). Her methodological specialties include archaeometallurgy, lithic technology, zooarchaeology, compositional analysis, and household archaeology. Her professional CV can be found at http://elizabethhparis.com/"

Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown, Athabasca University

I am an Archaeologist who specializes in the complex societies of Mesoamerica. I received my MA in Artefact Studies from the Institute of Archaeology at the University College London (2004), and my PhD in Archaeology from the University of Calgary (2013) where I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. I am originally from Thunder Bay, ON, but now live in Calgary, Alberta.

My research focuses primarily on ancient settlement development and household activity patterns. I am Principal Investigator of the Stann Creek Regional Archaeology Project (SCRAP), and have worked at several sites in Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. My teaching at AU takes place entirely online and, as a result, I am particularly interested in technology-enabled learning in archaeological pedagogy, education, and outreach.

You can read more about my research at the following sites:

www.anthropology.athabascau.ca/faculty/mbrown.php
www.scraparchaeology.com/
www.sketchfab.com/meaghanp

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