Anthony Andrews

Professor of Anthropology - Anthropology - Environmental Studies - Gender Studies - Interdisciplinary Programs - Social Sciences - Urban Studies

Anthony Andrews
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Professor of Anthropology

M.A., Ph.D. University of Arizona
B.A., Harvard University

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Professor Andrews is a widely published Maya archaeologist and enthnohistorian who has done extensive field work in Mexico and Central America. In addition to archaeology and physical anthropology, he supervises studies in ecological anthropology, Latin American ethnography, ethnohistory, and urban anthropology. He is author and co-author of several books and monographs in both English and Spanish.

Recent Courses
History and Culture of Mesoamerica
Andean Prehistory

Selected Publications
2008 Memories, Meanings, and Historical Awareness: Post-Abandonment Behaviors among the Lowland Maya (with Marcello Canuto). In Ruins of the Past: The Use and Perception of Abandoned Structures in the Maya (Travis W. Stanton and Aline Magnoni, eds.): 257-73. University of Colorado Press, Boulder.

2006 Reconstructing the Past. Studies in Mesoamerican and Central American Prehistory (David M. Pendergast and A.P. Andrews, eds.). British Archaeological Reports International Series S1529. Oxford.

2006 The Historic Port of El Real de Salinas in Campeche, and the Role of Coastal Resources in the Emergence of Capitalism in Yucatán, México (with Rafael Burgos and Luis Millet). International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 10 (2): 179-205.

2003 The Northern Maya Collapse and its Aftermath (with E. Wyllys Andrews V and Fernando Robles). Ancient Mesoamerica, 14 (1): 151-56.

2002 El antiguo puerto maya de Conil. Estudios de Cultura Maya, XXII: 135B49. Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México, Mexico.

1995 A Brief History of Underwater Archaeology in the Maya Area (with Robert Corletta). Ancient Mesoamerica,
6 (2): 101-17.

1995 First Cities. St. Remy Press, Montreal // Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C.

1993 Late Postclassic Lowland Maya Archaeology. Journal of World Prehistory, 7 (1): 35-69.

1991 The Rural Chapels and Churches of Early Colonial Yucatán and Belize: An Archaeological Perspec¬tive. In Columbian Consequen¬ces, Vol. III. The Spanish Borderlands in Pan-American Perspective (David H. Thomas, ed.): 355-74. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

1991 America’s Ancient Mariners. Natural History, 100 (10; Oct.): 72-75.

1991 Las salinas de El Salvador: bosquejo histórico, etnográfico y arqueológico. Mesoamerica, 21: 71-93.

1990 The Fall of Chichén Itzá: A Preliminary Hypothesis. Latin American Antiquity, 1 (3): 258-67.

1988 Isla Cerritos: An Itzá Trading Port on the North Coast of Yucatán (with T. Gallareta, F. Robles, R. Cobos, and P. Cervera). National Geographic Research, 4 (2): 196-207.

1986 Excavaciones Arqueológicas en El Meco, Quintana Roo (editor and author, with Fernando Robles). Colección Científica, No. 158. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico.

1986 A Review and Synthesis of Recent Postclassic Archaeology in Northern Yucatan (with Fernando Robles). In Late Low¬land Maya Civiliza¬tion: Classic to Postclassic (J.A. Sabloff and E.W. Andrews V, eds.): 53-98. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

1985 Arqueología Histórica en el Area Maya (editor and author, with Antonio Benavides). Revista Mexicana de Estudios Antropológicos, Vol. XXXI. Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología, Mexico.

1983 Ancient Maya Salt Production and Trade. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

1981 Historical Archaeology in Yucatan: A Preliminary Framework. Historical Archaeology, 15 (1): 1-18.

1979 Ecab. Poblado y Provincia del Siglo XVI en Yucatán (with Antonio Benavides). Cuadernos de los Centros Regionales. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico.

1975 A Preliminary Study of the Ruins of Xcaret, Quintana Roo, Mexico. With notes on other archaeological remains on the central east coast of the Yucatan peninsula (with E. Wyllys Andrews IV). Middle American Research Institute, Publ. 40. Tulane University, New Orleans.

1974 The U-shaped Structures of Chan Chan, Peru. Journal of Field Archaeology, I (3-4): 241-64.