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Stephen D. Houston
Dupee Family Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology:
Phone: +1 401 863 3251
Research interests: archaeology; kingship and court systems; body concepts in antiquity; writing systems; epigraphy and decipherment; architecture and urbanism; Classic Maya; South America; Europe.
Born 1958, in Chambersburg, PA; educated at the University of Pennsylvania, A.B. (1980, the University of Edinburgh (Exchange student), and Yale University (M.Phil., 1983, Ph. D., 1987). Prior to Brown served as Jesse Knight University Professor at Brigham Young University. Father of two, spouse Nancy Dayton Houston.
I am concluding excavations at the Classic Maya city of El Zotz, Guatemala, and have finished five seasons of work at the ruins of Piedras Negras, Guatemala.
M. Phil, Yale University 1983; Ph.D Yale University 1987
2011 - Order of the Quetzal, Grand Cross (Guatemala)
2009 - Shallit Lecture, BYU
2008 - 2012 MacArthur Fellow
2004 Elected Académico Correspondiente, Academia de Geografía e Historia de Guatemala
1999 Conferencia de Apertura, IX Encuentro, Los Investigadores de la Cultura Maya, Campeche, Mexico
1999 Land Memorial Lecture, De Young Museum, San Francisco
1996 Leigh Lecturer, endowed lecture at the University of Utah
1987 Ph.D. awarded "with Distinction"
1983 Passed Ph. D. Examinations with Distinction
1980 Graduated summa cum laude, with Distinction in Major
1980 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
1979 3 First Class Merits, University of Edinburgh
1976 Dean's List, University of Pennsylvania
Society for American Archaeology
Advisory board, journals:
Latin American Antiquity